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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ship.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Ship has earned from around the web.
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|#18||Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates||College Factual|
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|#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?
Contact details for Ship are given below.
|Address:||1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299|
How Do I Get Into Ship?
You can apply to Ship online at: www.ship.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Ship
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Ship?
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.
Can I Afford Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?
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
There are also 810 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,861 full-time undergraduates at Ship, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||613|
|Hispanic or Latino||303|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ship has changed over the last few years.
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%|
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|
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.
*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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