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At Shawnee State University, we’ll get you ready — for life and careers of tomorrow.

Transferring credits you earned at a community college or another 4-year university is easy — and puts you on a path toward the career of your dreams.

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Affordable Tuition.
Outstanding Majors.

We are a student-focused public university.

Located along the Ohio River in Portsmouth, Ohio

Small class sizes mean you get individual attention from professors.

Our tuition guarantee helps you plan for an affordable education.


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Affordable Annual Tuition*

*Prices listed are for Fall 2018. Tuition for Fall 2019 will increase, based on Consumer Price Index and approval by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and will be posted Spring 2019. Final costs vary depending on your selected housing, meal plan, and course options.

We prepare today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

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Nationally-recognized Degrees and Programs

We have more than 70 degrees and areas of study, including our game design program which has been ranked among the top schools in the nation by Princeton Review for the past 8 years.

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Unique opportunities get you ready: college ready, career ready, tomorrow ready.

At Shawnee State, you’ll get special opportunities to lay the groundwork for your career or continuing education. Programs like our Pre-med advanced human anatomy course give you an advantage, and our graduates have high acceptance rates into the professional programs of their choice.


of recent graduates reported they were employed within 8 months of graduation


of recent graduates reported they were offered a job within 3 months of graduation


of recent graduates enrolled in graduate school (higher than national average)


alumni are using their degrees to make a difference in communities all over the world

We offer a private school experience at a public school price.

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• 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio

• Small class sizes so professors know you by name

• Nearly 4,000 students with 1,000 living on campus

• More than $2 million in scholarships awarded each year

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We have a beautiful,
compact campus.

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We value education that happens outside of the classroom.

• More than 50 clubs and organizations based on majors, interests, diversity, religious beliefs and political affiliations

• 19 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams including basketball, track, cross country, tennis, golf, soccer, baseball, softball, bowling, and women’s volleyball, with archery and e-sports starting this fall of 2018.

• Active intramural sports programs in basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, table tennis, and ultimate Frisbee

• Opportunities to experience the world through Study Abroad

Student activities on campus

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