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Shawnee State University Demographics & Diversity

Portsmouth, Ohio

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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 people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at Shawnee State University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Shawnee State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Shawnee State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Shawnee State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,358
Women 1,858

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Shawnee State University serves a very low number of students outside of Ohio, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Shawnee State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,961 per year

52% 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.