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Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University (SSU) is a public university in Portsmouth, Ohio. It is the state's newest state-supported institution of higher learning. SSU has over 4,300 students and a student faculty ratio of 18:1. Each year the school provides its students with over $1.5 million in merit and needs-based scholarships. SSU offers over 80 associate and bachelor's degree programs and several master's degree programs.

General Information

Admission Office
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 351-4778
(800) 959-2778
Fax: (740) 351-3111
to_ssu@shawnee.edu
Contact: Bob Trusz
Director of Admissions
Main Address
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 354-3205
www.shawnee.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 3,935
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 610
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,919
Graduate enrollment: 41

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 - 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $5,832 $5,832 $6,132 $6,546 +6.75%
Books and Supplies $1,440 $1,440 $1,440 $1,440 0.00%
Living Arrangement - On Campus
Room and Board $7,614 $7,874 $8,148 $8,416 +3.29%
Other $3,770 $6,938 $2,834 $3,060 +7.97%
Living Arrangement - Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $18,656 $22,084 $18,554 $19,462 +4.89%
In-state Off Campus $7,272 $7,272 $7,572 $7,986 +5.47%
In-state with Family $7,272 $7,272 $7,572 $7,986 +5.47%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,560
In-state Student Fees $588
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,459
Out-of-state Fees $588

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 559 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 442 74% $2,204,793 $4,988
• Federal grants 288 48% $1,140,008 $3,958
• Pell grants 280 47% $963,692 $3,442
• Other federal grants 184 31% $176,316 $958
State/local government grant or scholarships 216 36% $427,632 $1,980
Institutional grants or scholarships 236 40% $637,153 $2,700
Student loan aid 398 67% $2,255,984 $5,668
• Federal student loans 396 66% $2,165,309 $5,468
• Other student loans 17 3% $90,675 $5,334

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 346 16 - 235 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 24 - - 1 -
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 24 - - 1 -
Ecology - - - - -
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 67 - - 26 -
Accounting - - - 9 -
Business Administration and Management 67 - - - -
Business/commerce - - - 5 -
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary - - - 8 -
Management Information Systems - - - 4 -
Education 43 - - 5 -
Art Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Elementary Special Education Programs 1 - - - -
Elementary Education and Teaching 6 - - - -
History Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching 23 - - 5 -
Mathematics Teacher Education 3 - - - -
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Special Education and Teaching, Other 6 - - - -
Teacher Assistant/aide - - - - -
Engineering 6 - - - -
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 6 - - - -
Engineering Technology 16 - - 11 2
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 6 - - - -
Drafting and Design Technology/technician - - - 3 2
Electromechanical Technology/electromechanical Engineering Technology - - - 6 -
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other 7 - - - -
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/technician 3 - - 2 -
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 6 - - - -
English Language and Literature 6 - - - -
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - - - - -
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation - - - - -
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 25 16 - 178 -
Athletic Training/trainer 5 - - - -
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician - - - 13 -
Dental Hygiene/hygienist - - - 16 -
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) - - - 1 -
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist - - - 24 -
Occupational Therapist Assistant - - - 23 -
Occupational Therapy/therapist - 16 - - -
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant - - - 18 -
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 20 - - 72 -
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist - - - 11 -
History 15 - - - -
History 15 - - - -
Legal and Law Studies - - - 3 -
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary - - - 3 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17 - - 4 -
General Studies 17 - - - -
Humanities/humanistic Studies - - - 4 -
Mathematics and Statistics 3 - - 2 -
Mathematics 3 - - 2 -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies - - - - -
Natural Sciences - - - - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 23 - - - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 23 - - - -
Physical Sciences 6 - - - -
Chemistry 6 - - - -
Psychology 30 - - - -
Psychology 30 - - - -
Social Sciences 35 - - 5 -
International Relations and Affairs 6 - - - -
Social Sciences 18 - - 5 -
Sociology 11 - - - -
Visual and Performing Arts 30 - - - -
Art/art Studies 30 - - - -
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 100%
Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art - General A
Arts - General B
Ceramics B
Drama/Theater Arts A
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music - General A
Painting B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A
Banking/Financial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,B
Finance/Banking A
Management Information Systems B
Office Management A
Real Estate A

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Education
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education - General B
History Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

Engineering Technologies
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Computer Engineering A,B,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Electromechanical Technologies A
Environmental Engineering Technology B

Plastics A,B,C English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature - General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Sign Language Interpretation C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science A
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A,B
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Respiratory Therapy A

History
History - General B

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics - General A,B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B

Psychology
Psychology - General B

Social Sciences
International Relations B
Social Sciences - General A,B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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