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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Overview

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a public institution situated in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The location of Ship is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Known For?

1,392 Undergraduate Awards
$31,724 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Ship.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Ship makes roughly $45,000 a year. This is 10% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Ship has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#38 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ship.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Social Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Geography & Cartography Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Design & Applied Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Public Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Ship has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#15 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates College Factual
#18 Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates College Factual
#32 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#34 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#52 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#131 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

Location of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Contact details for Ship are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Phone: 717-477-7447
Website: www.ship.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShippensburgUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/shippensburgU

How Do I Get Into Ship?

You can apply to Ship online at: www.ship.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Ship

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ship?

84% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
95% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 84%, Ship may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 95% of students accepted to Ship submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  ( 480 to 570 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  ( 480 to 570 )
200
800
Ship received ACT scores from 6% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 21. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  ( 16 to 21 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  ( 17 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  ( 18 to 22 )
1
36

Can I Afford Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

$31,724 Net Price
81% Take Out Loans
6.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ship is $31,724. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Ship, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $9,717 a year. That adds up to $38,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ship is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,861 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,274 undergraduate students at Ship, with 4,861 being full-time and 413 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Ship

There are also 810 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,861 full-time undergraduates at Ship, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Ship

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ship Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 613
Hispanic or Latino 303
White 3,580
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 261

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at Ship. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

187 Took All Classes Online
270 Took At Least One Class Online
4.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 270 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ship has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 67th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Ship

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 4.7%. This is the #1,692 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ship regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Ship majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Education 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ship ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ship.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education Subject Specific #150
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #384
Liberal Arts General Studies #384
Education #485

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 180 89 0 269
General Psychology 0 0 113 5 0 118
Marketing 0 0 104 0 0 104
General Biology 0 0 89 7 0 96
Social Work 0 0 56 37 0 93
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11 0 80 0 0 91
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 78 0 0 78
Journalism 0 0 72 0 0 72
Management Information Systems 0 0 61 0 0 61
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 55 0 0 55
Accounting 0 0 49 0 0 49
Special Education 0 0 30 18 0 48
Health & Physical Education 9 0 38 0 0 47
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 34 5 0 39
History 0 0 25 12 0 37
Student Counseling 0 0 0 36 0 36
Geography & Cartography 0 27 8 0 0 35
Mathematics 0 0 30 0 0 30
Political Science & Government 0 0 30 0 0 30
General English Literature 0 0 29 0 0 29
Public Administration 0 0 11 14 0 25
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 23 0 23
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 23 0 0 23
Educational Administration 0 0 0 10 12 22
Sociology 0 0 22 0 0 22
Writing Studies 0 0 19 0 0 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 16 0 16
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 15 0 15
Romance Languages 0 5 10 0 0 15
Chemistry 0 0 14 0 0 14
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 13 0 0 13
Computer Information Systems 0 0 6 5 0 11
Computer Engineering 0 0 11 0 0 11
International Studies 0 0 11 0 0 11
Physics 0 0 11 0 0 11
Economics 0 0 8 0 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 6 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 6 0 0 6
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 0 0 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 3 0 0 0 3
Area Studies 0 2 0 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 0 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 1 0 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 1 0 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nanotechnology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 20 44 1,328 298 12 1,702

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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