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Shawnee State competes in 19 sports in the NAIA.

Shawnee State University
is Expanding Athletics!

More Opportunities for you to Compete
While Earning A Career-Ready Degree at SSU

E-sports and Archery join SSU Athletics in Fall 2018, with swimming to follow in 2019. If you’re a student-athlete interested in continuing to compete in your sport, tell us about yourself!

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Whether you are an athlete interested in joining a team, a sports fan, or a student ready to show your school spirit, we invite you to get in the game. Follow our teams, learn more about our coaches, and find out when and where you can attend the next athletic event at

SSU is a student-focused public university.

Created in 1986

Located along the Ohio River in Portsmouth, Ohio

Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

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

SSU Graduate


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.

Chemistry Professor and students

18:1 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, women’s volleyball, and bowling

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

Private school experience.
Public university price.


Faculty to Student Ratio


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.

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We’d love to talk. Call us at (740) 347-1779 or request more information below.

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