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SSU -- Standout Students. Outstanding Education.

Shawnee State University is one of the best educational values in Ohio, and beyond - combining academic excellence with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. Our small class sizes and commitment by faculty to develop the entire student means that everyone has a chance to stand out - in academics, campus life and anywhere else your talents and interests lead you. It's a place where professors know you by name, and where you can make a name for yourself. Shawnee State enrolls more than 4300 students in a growing number of bachelor's and graduate degree programs. Our programs in health and biomedicine, plastics, teacher education and gaming simulation, which was named by Princeton Review as one of the top 10 such programs in the country, are recognized for excellence.

Living in the Shawnee Bears Community

SSU -- Focused on Your Success

Shawnee State University is located on a beautiful 62-acre campus along the banks of the Ohio River in Portsmouth, Ohio. Our community is student-focused, which means that your success is at the center of everything we do, from the types of support services offered in our Student Success Center to the variety of extracurricular activities provided throughout campus. Shawnee State has more than 45 clubs and organizations to fit your interests, plus a variety of intramural sports and weekly offerings from the student programming board, Greek organizations, Student Activities, and student government association. We are home to the SSU Bears - competing in 13 intercollegiate sports. Our residential students live in modern apartment-style housing on campus, and our newly renovated University Center - which was designed with student input - provides you with a host of amenities, including dining areas, book store, and spacious lounges.