Shawnee State University.

Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University (SSU) is a public university in Portsmouth, Ohio. Established in 1986, Shawnee State is an open admissions university.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and associate degrees
  • 3,099 students
  • 0.20 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Shawnee State University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Ecology, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Mathematics.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

2,075 students out of 3,011 applicants were accepted into Shawnee State University. They had an average SAT score of 1068. 5% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 95% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Shawnee State University was $13,247, while for in-state students it was $7,439. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $22,996.

The average financial aid at Shawnee State University is $3,722. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $9,525 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Shawnee State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

79% of undergraduate students at Shawnee State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Shawnee State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shawnee State University was of $9,559 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200.

Diversity at Shawnee State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017