Shawnee State University

Shawnee State is a student-focused public university offering a highly personalized, affordable, and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas. It’s a place where professors know you by name, and where you can make a name for yourself.

Student Focused

At SSU, our class sizes are small to allow more one-on-one interactions between students and faculty. In student and parent surveys, the personal attention and care by faculty and staff was listed as the strongest single advantage of Shawnee State University.


Our personal attention is matched by our commitment to academic excellence. At SSU, you will be challenged to explore new worlds, ideas, and ways of thinking. Here, you will find an intellectually stimulating community that will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about your career, your future, and even yourself.

Best Academic
Value in Ohio

Cost is important when choosing an institution. Shawnee State provides one of the best educational values in Ohio and beyond. Our tuition is among the lowest in the state and is matched and exceeded by our students’ academic opportunities, challenges, and potential return on their investment.

Focused on
Your Future

At Shawnee State, we are dedicated to preparing you for future success. To do that, we are always looking forward — utilizing advanced technologies, exploring emerging ideas, and continually growing to meet the needs of our current, and future, students.


940 2nd Street

Portsmouth, OH 45662

(740) 347-1779