First-Generation Students

Inspire Future Generations

At Shawnee State University, first-generation students are welcomed.

In fact, 74 percent of our students are first in their families to pursue a college degree. To ensure your success, we want to assist you throughout your educational experience with Shawnee State, whether it’s figuring out how to afford your education or balancing your studies and personal responsibilities. Our student-centered and future-focused online learning environment will help you achieve your dreams, no matter your starting point.

We offer the following resource for our first-generation students.

First-Generation Student Mentoring

Many of our faculty members were first-generation students. They remember the challenges college presented — from trying to figure out how to pay for tuition to finding a balance between studying and other responsibilities. They are available to mentor you through your educational experience to ensure your academic success.