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Political Science & Government at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

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Political Science & Government at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

If you plan to study political science and government, take a look at what Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Ship is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and approximately 6,084 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,328 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2019, 30 of them were political science and government majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Political Science & Government section at the bottom of this page.

Ship Political Science & Government Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Ship Political Science & Government Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the political science progam at Ship compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The political science major at Ship is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Political Science & Government. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Political Science & Government Schools 181
Best Political Science & Government Schools 368
Most Focused Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools 379

Earnings of Ship Political Science Graduates

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at Ship is $26,900. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $32,850 for all political science students.

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Political Science Student Demographics at Ship

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the political science majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Ship Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

57% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 30 political science students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Ship, about 43% were men and 57% were women.

Ship Gender Breakdown of Political Science & Government Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in political science at Ship are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in political science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Political Science & Government Majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 21
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Ship also has a doctoral program available in political science. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Political Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in political science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Economics Professors 710 $131,060
Economists 610 $87,630
Political Science Professors 540 $100,620
Political Scientists 100 $102,110

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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