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Shawnee State University is a public institution situated in Portsmouth, Ohio. Portsmouth is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

$22,647 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

Where Is Shawnee State University?


Contact details for Shawnee State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 940 Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Phone: 740-354-3205

How Do I Get Into Shawnee State University?

You can apply to Shawnee State University online at:

Since Shawnee State University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Shawnee State University?

$22,647 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Shawnee State University is $22,647. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Shawnee State University, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $5,664 a year. That adds up to $22,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Shawnee State University is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Shawnee State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,163 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,025 undergraduate students at Shawnee State University, with 2,163 being full-time and 862 being part-time.


There are also 191 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,163 full-time undergraduates at Shawnee State University, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Shawnee State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 98
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 1,689
International Students 83
Other Races/Ethnicities 273

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Shawnee State University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Shawnee State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Shawnee State University

387 Took All Classes Online
2,239 Took At Least One Class Online
100.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,239 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Shawnee State University has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Shawnee State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Shawnee State University was 100.8%. This is the #224 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Shawnee State University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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