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Shawnee State University
The University Seal
Established 1986
Type of institution Public
Endowment $9.2 million
President Rita Rice Morris
Students 3,820
Location Portsmouth, Ohio United States
Campus setting 52 acres
Affiliations NAIA Division II
Colours Royal Blue and Dove Gray
Website www.shawnee.edu

Shawnee State University is the regional state university of Southern Ohio. It prepares students for the changing needs of business, industry, education, and society through its diversified degree programs. Recognizing the importance of knowledge, values, and cultural enrichment, Shawnee State University is committed to providing higher education that fosters competence in oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, and critical analysis/logical thinking. To enrich the lives of the community, Shawnee State University provides opportunities for continuing personal and professional development, intellectual discovery, and appreciation for the creative and performing arts. Image File history File links Ssu_seal. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... One million (1000000), one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999999 and preceding 1000001. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... The Principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a University in Scotland and at certains institutions in Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... Having a degree conferred is a requirement of (post)graduate school. ... The Carl D. Perkins Bridge across the Ohio River at Portsmouth Portsmouth is a city located in Scioto County, Ohio, at the confluence of the Ohio and Scioto Rivers. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, FL. A mascot is something, typically an animal or human character used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot), society or corporation. ...



Offering more than 80 bachelor’s and associate degree programs in areas such as arts and humanities, mathematical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, business administration, industrial and engineering technologies, and health sciences, at the lowest tuition rate among Ohio public universities and reduced in-district rates to eligible students in Kentucky and West Virginia.


The only public university in Ohio located on the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State University sports a beautifully-landscaped 52-acre campus featuring 21 buildings including the Advanced Technology Center that features one of only 50 Digistar II planetariums in the world; a three-story library featuring computers, Internet access, and thousands of books, videocassettes, CDs, government documents, and periodicals; the 102,000 square foot Vern Riffe Center for the Arts featuring a 1,139 seat Main Theater; the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center that features weight rooms, racquetball courts, gymnasium, a dance classroom, and a junior Olympic-size swimming pool; and the Children’s Learning Center, a facility that serves as a learning center for the children of students/faculty/staff/community members and a lab school for teacher education students at SSU.


Shawnee State University has a rich tradition of success in athletics. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, SSU has participated in 24 National Championships in 6 of 11 sponsored sports. The SSU women’s basketball team won the NAIA Division II National Championship on March 16, 1999. A member of the American Mideast Conference since 1991, formerly the Mid-Ohio Conference, the Shawnee State Bears have won 17 championships and made 2.

Foriegn Study

Engaged in relationships with universities in Germany, China, and Spain, Shawnee State University attracts a growing number of international students while SSU students themselves have the opportunity to travel and study abroad thanks to the Hodgden Travel Fund and the Center for International Programs and Activities (CIPA).

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