Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH 45662

Located in Portsmouth, Ohio, Shawnee State University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 3,614 and 2,659 students were accepted.

Shawnee State University's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $6,251 and fees $1,114. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,031 and $1,114 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. BSN
  3. LPN to ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 64
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 20

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Shawnee State University

Ohio University-Southern Campus
22.71 miles away
Marshall University
37.18 miles away
Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus
41.23 miles away
Morehead State University
44.21 miles away
Maysville Community & Technical College - Mt. Sterling
44.6 miles away
Maysville Community & Technical College - Rowan Campus
44.72 miles away
Ohio University-Main Campus
63.19 miles away
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus
72.95 miles away
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
73.83 miles away
Logan Mingo School of Practical Nursing
81.59 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/2001 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/2001 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
ACT Composite18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,631
30k to 48k$12,527
48k to 75k$15,771
75k to 110k$16,768
Over 110k$15,906
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $294.00 $530.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $519.00 $1,229.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Past Presidents Parley - Nurses' Scholarship

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Ohio, Past Presidents Parley, has a program to assist students pursuing a degree in the nursing field. The applicant must be an honorably [...]

Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program

The Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP) provides funding for nurses who intend to serve as instructors or students who intend to serve as nurses after graduation. Recipients of [...]

Leo and Julia Blackburn Crossing the Threshold Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited preparatory business school with an associate degree in an area of business who will pursue a bachelors degree in business at Shawnee State [...]

Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Applicants who are registered nurses must have a current license to practice as an RN, have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program [...]

Service League Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited school of nursing located in Ohio. They must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing
Shawnee State University
940 Second St
Portsmouth, OH 45662

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