Shawnee State University: Review & Facts

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Shawnee State University is a medium four-year, public school with 4,655 students enrolled. This school is one of the 2 colleges and schools located in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
47
Shawnee State University will give you the opportunity to receive a 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree.

Shawnee State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 47 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Management, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
49%
The student retention rate at Shawnee State University is very low at 49% (way below Ohio average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Shawnee State University is very low: 26%. Approximately 20% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at SSU is reasonably decent -- 19:1. Learn more information about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$12,000
Average tuition charges are close to the nationwide median - $10,900 per year. The additional fees at SSU (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $1,100, which makes it a total of $12,000 per year.

Read the details about Shawnee State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Shawnee State University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (740) 354-3205 or check Shawnee State University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,700
Shawnee State University provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at SSU, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Shawnee State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,000 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- roughly $5,700 per year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Shawnee State University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Shawnee State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Shawnee State University, 940 Second St, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, USA
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