Shawnee State University

Key majors offered
Educational Studies
International Relations
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Urban No 4600 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Associate, Career/Undergraduate Certificate, Bachelor, Master Public Master: Colleges and Universities Co-educational 37 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Associate $$ $$ $$$ 112
Career/Undergraduate Certificate 112
Bachelor $$ $$ $$$ 112
Master $$$ $ $$ $$$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


SSU is a student-focused public university with 1:18 teacher-to-student ratio located in southern Ohio. SSU has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Ohio. Portsmouth is at the confluence of the Ohio, Scioto, and Little Scioto Rivers. Portsmouth is also a midway point between four major cities: Charleston, Cincinnati, Lexington and Columbus, all of which are approximately ninety miles away (roughly a two-hour drive). Much of the terrain is quite hilly due to dissected plateau around it. However, both rivers carve a river valley, making Portsmouth nestle between the Scioto and Ohio Rivers. The annual precipitation is 41 inches. The average high/low temperature in January is 39/20 degrees F and in July it is 85/64 degrees F.


All housing is apartment style and each style is available to all students…grad & undergrad.

Student life

Student Activities encompasses the Student Government Association and the Student Programming Board, and the 30 plus student run organizations. Student Government Association is the voice of the students. The Student Programming Board offers educational, cultural, and social activities for students. The other student organizations have created students academic and social interest groups. One of the most active student organizations on campus is the International Forum which consists of international students, students that have studied abroad or plan to study abroad, students with an International Relations major, student in our International Service, Peace Corps Prep Program and students that are interested in all things international.