Shawnee State University's roots date back to 1945 when Ohio University established an academic center at Portsmouth High School.
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.
We have made a commitment to continuous improvement at Shawnee State University. A vital part of this commitment is the use of reliable data in making decisions. The Department of Institutional Research and Sponsored Programs supports internal departments in planning, assessment, and decision-making by performing data collection, verification, and analysis.
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Thanks to the generosity of a Portsmouth family, the Shawnee State University Board of Trustees in October of 1997 named its library the Clark Memorial Library. It is dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Clark, long time Portsmouth residents and supporters of the University.
Mr. Clark was born in 1896. He, along with William A. Burke and James B. Miller.
Introducing a new feature on the SSU app: Health Pass, where you can monitor and track your health as part of new COVID-19 procedures.
Your campus visit to Shawnee State University will include an admissions presentation (everything you need to know about applying and attending SSU!), a tour of our beautiful and compact campus, and a tour of an apartment style and/or townhouse style housing unit based on availability.
Whether in the Dungeons Crawlers or the Shawnee State Catholic Association, there's an organization for you. Join an existing organization or start your own! The possibilities are endless. Shawnee State encourages students to make their education complete by getting involved. Students who get involved enjoy their college experience and are more successful after graduation.
The Department of Institutional Research and Sponsored Programs provides support for the University's accreditation review process. Shawnee State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Shawnee State University has been accepted to membership in the Academic Quality Improvement Program(AQIP) for the Higher Learning Commission.
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