Ohio's Dream Machine, is known by what our students
the regional state university of Southern Ohio - is
the university of opportunity, preparing students for
the changing needs of business, industry, education,
and society. To enrich the lives of the community, Shawnee
State University provides continuing personal and professional
development, intellectual discovery, and appreciation
for the creative and performing arts.
offers more than 80 bachelors 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. These are offered
at the lowest tuition rate among Ohio public universities
and reduced in-district rates to eligible students in
Kentucky and West Virginia.
SSU Graduate Center works with other institutions in
Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Michigan to bring
graduate educational opportunities to the residents
of south-central Ohio. The university now offers four
graduate programs on campus; and eight additional programs
are set to begin or are in the works.
The only public university in Ohio located on the banks
of a river, SSU sports a beautifully-landscaped 52-acre
campus. The 21 buildings include the Advanced Technology
Center, which houses one of only 50 Digistar II planetariums
in the world; the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts with
a 1,139 seat Main Theater, that hosts broadway musicals
and many other concerts and programs; 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. Other buildings include a three-story
library featuring computers, Internet access, and thousands
of books, videocassettes, CDs, government documents,
and periodicals; and the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center
that features weight rooms, racquetball courts, gymnasium,
a dance classroom, and a junior Olympic-size swimming
Outreach serves as SSU's gateway to the region by bringing
courses, professional development, and educational enrichment
programming to neighboring counties, companies and area
schools. University Outreach Services provides programs
to area youth through Career Camps, Academic and Science
Competitions, Summer Honors Institute for Gifted and
Talented Students, Tech Prep, and School-to-Work programs.
It is a resource for area employers seeking training
programs customized for the needs of their employees
including information technology, supervision, leadership,
and industrial safety. During the past year, the Grants
Management effort secured more than $7 million in funding
for Shawnee State University and the southern Ohio region.
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).
Shawnee State University has a rich tradition of success
in athletics. A member of the National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics, SSU has participated in 11
National Championships in four of 11 sponsored sports.
The SSU women's basketball team won the NAIA Division
II National Championship in 1999 and returned to the
Sweet 16 in 2000. A member of the American Mideast Conference
since 1991, formerly the Mid-Ohio Conference, the Bears
have garnered 14 championships in four sports.
Students come to SSU for many reasons including a low
student/teacher ratio, more than $1.5 million in scholarships,
and proven programs that ensure success in the classroom
and in finding jobs.
Shawnee State University is southern Ohio's Dream Machine-where
student dreams become careers.
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