About Our Students

Shawnee State University Mission:"Shawnee State University-the regional state university for Southern Ohio-prepares students for the changing needs of business, industry, education, and society through its diversified degree programs. Recognizing the importance of knowledge, values, and cultural enrichment, Shawnee State University is committed to providing higher education that fosters competence in oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, and critical analysis/logical thinking. To enrich the lives of the community, the University provides opportunities for continuing personal and professional development, intellectual discovery, applied research, and appreciation for the creative and performing arts."


To accommodate the diverse educational needs of an expanding student population, Shawnee State's academic curriculum continues to grow. The University now offers associate degrees in 13 major fields, baccalaureate degrees in 18 major fields, licensure in teacher education, three master’s degree programs, and is in the process of developing additional majors. Furthermore, the Continuing Education Department annually provides learning opportunities to approximately 7,000 community participants. Programs geared toward academically talented adults have proven more popular year after year. In the Fall of 2013-2014, a total of 4,320 undergraduate and graduate students attended Shawnee State University, of which 86% attended full-time.


Enrollment Figures 2013-2014 include all enrolled full-time and part-time students that have declared majors within a Department.

      • Business- 569
      • Health Sciences- 160
      • Rehabilitation and Sport Studies- 432
      • Nursing- 313
      • Engineering Technologies- 337
      • Teacher Education- 290
      • English and Humanities- 97
      • Fine, Digital, & Performing Arts- 305
      • Math- 38
      • Natural Sciences- 808
      • Social Sciences- 557
      • Other (Individualized Studies, Undecided, & Non-Degree)- 414

For additional facts and figures, please view the Facts and Figures Handbook 2013-2014 (PDF).


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