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Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University is a public university in southern Ohio. It is Ohio's newest state-supported university and lies on the north bank of the Ohio River in the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County.

Location

Address
940 Second St
City
Portsmouth
State
OH
Zip/Post Code
45662

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
4110
Total Graduate enrollment
98
In State Tuition Fees
6085
Out State Tuition Fees
11199
ACT Score
20
SAT Score
1475
Male Female Ratio
43:57
Acceptance Rate
74%
Student Faculty Ratio
19:01

Additional Information

College Type
Small
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Shawnee State University-the regional state university for Southern Ohio-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, the University provides opportunities for continuing personal and professional development, intellectual discovery, applied research, and appreciation for the creative and performing arts.
Mascot
Bears
Colors
Grey Navy Blue
Conference
Mid-South
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

First opened in 1998, the Clark Planetarium was made possible by $900,000 raised as part of "Reach for the Stars", Shawnee State University's second capital campaign. The effort raised $5.9 million in cash and deferred gifts, $5 million of which form an endowment for the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. The design of the planetarium includes 66 seats arranged facing the front of the planetarium. Each row inclines at a different angle to provide the optimal viewing experience from any seat in the room. The planetarium features a 10 meter perforated aluminum dome and a catwalk for easy maintenance and modification of the facilities. The funds for the planetarium purchased the original equipment�the Digestar II�which made the facility possible. The remaining funds form an endowment to help ensure its continued vibrancy and vitality. Mrs. Clyde (Maycel) Clark was the principal donor and gave the funds in memory of her husband Clyde Clark. Other donors gave gifts as small as $1.00 and as large as thousands. Some are sponsors of months in the facility and are honored with the stars that are outside on the round shell. In 2005, the Clark Planetarium replaced its aging Digistar II system with the new Konica Minolta Mediaglobe I/II hybrid system. The Clark Planetarium became the first institution in the United States to install the new Mediaglobe II system, allowing for simulated tours of the solar system and beyond. Unlike most future installations of the Mediaglobe II system, the Clark Planetarium also retained the ability to use the Mediaglobe I system, allowing a greater flexibility in show production and conversion. Currently, the Clark Planetarium features director Tim Hamilton and three to four student workers who take care of day-to-day activities. The Clark Planetarium is funded in whole by Shawnee State University, the SSU Development Foundation, and private donors.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of the Shawnee State University Department of Public Safety focuses on excellence, to provide leadership through innovation and creativity in a dynamic, diverse and professional organization. We will strive to create a safe and secure learning environment, by dedicating ourselves to raising the level of preparedness to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow. We pledge to sustain a collaborative partnership with our campus community to improve the quality of life and play an active role in the development of our students by providing an unwavering commitment to "Excellence in Service through Community Policing." We will accomplish our mission by providing proactive service and encouraging community awareness in support of the University's mission and goals.

Campus

Campus

52 Acres (210,000�M2)

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