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Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University is a public, state-supported university located in Portsmouth, Ohio (approx. 2.5 hours south of downtown Columbus.   Shawnee State was established in 1986 as a state university and has 80 bachelor's and associate's degree majors and 3,800 students on their campus.  Shawnee State has open admission to all graduates of high school or GED recipients.  Shawnee State guarantees tuition and fees for the student's entire time to degree at the university.  


For more information about Shawnee State, please contact:

Tena Pierce
Assistant Director, Recruitment and Transfer
Phone: (740) 351-3262 or (740) 464-0956

Institutional Agreement



AAS Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

BS in Sport Studies, Sports Management Major-  AAS Sports and Exercise Studies, Sports Management Track 


Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways- A student who completes the associated AA or AS Bachelor's Degree Transfer major at Columbus State can follow the OGTP for the same major at the Shawnee State University. The Shawnee State University offers the following OGTPs for these Columbus State majors:


Coming Soon- Biology, Chemistry, English, Geology, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology (AA to BA), Sociology