Shawnee State University Demographics & Diversity

Portsmouth, Ohio

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Shawnee State University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 14% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Shawnee State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 86%
Black 6%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Shawnee State University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Shawnee State University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Shawnee State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Shawnee State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,434
Women 1,819

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Shawnee State University serves a very low number of students outside of Ohio, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Shawnee State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,961 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 17.3%
Part time Undergrads 12.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=205443 IPEDS survey data for Shawnee State University.