Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,000

6.76% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,448

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.88%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.6%

5,247 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,570

82.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

51.5%

899 Graduates

About

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees awarded), General Psychology (116 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (109 degrees).

In 2017, 1,825 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,450 degrees), 9.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (157 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $9,000, which is $-11,733 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $9,000, which is $-11,733 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,448.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was $9,000. The cost of tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $-11,733 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$19,448

2017 Value

6.03%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,448. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania grew by 6.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,414

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was of $10,414 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.84% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.57% with respect to 2016, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.88%

2016 Default Rate

138

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 6.88%, which represents 138 out of the 2006 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received 5,247 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.52% annual decline. Out of those 5,247 applicants, 4,384 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.6% acceptance rate.

There were 6,570 students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2017, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 27.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,384

Accepted Out of 5,247

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 83.6% (4,384 admissions from 5,247 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 88.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -9.52%, while admissions declined by -14.4%.

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SAT Scores

95%

Submission Percentage

1,162

Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 6,570 students. The full-time enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 5,441 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,129. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77% White, 9.67% Black or African American, 5.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.35% Two or More Races, 1.54% Asian, 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0304% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (37.7%) and Black or African American Male (5.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.6%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Female (5.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,570 students. The full-time enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 5,441 and the part-time enrollment is 1,129. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,062

  2. Black or African American

    635

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    358

The enrolled student population at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 77% White, 9.67% Black or African American, 5.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.35% Two or More Races, 1.54% Asian, 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0304% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 64 students (0.974%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 61 more women than men received degrees from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. The majority of degree recipients at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are white (1,450 degrees awarded). There were 9.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (157 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (116 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (109 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees awarded), History (50 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (104 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (245,320 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (197,124 people), Social workers, all other (193,728 people), Other managers (167,467 people), and Police officers (130,851 people).

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees awarded), History (50 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (104 degrees), English (64 degrees), and Protective Services (128 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees awarded), History (50 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (104 degrees), English (64 degrees), and Protective Services (128 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (480,935 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (366,375 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (255,526 people), Legal services (169,979 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (137,414 people).

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Natural Resources & Conservation (44 degrees awarded), History (50 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (104 degrees), English (64 degrees), and Protective Services (128 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Most Common

  1. 116 degrees awarded

  2. 116 degrees awarded

  3. 109 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was General Business Administration & Management with 116 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 882

  2. 943

In 2017, 882 degrees were awarded to men at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.935 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (943).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 89 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in General Psychology, which is 2.94 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 40% of students graduating from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.56% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,450 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    157 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is white (1,450 degrees awarded). There were 9.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (157 degrees).

1.97% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    740 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    710 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is white female (740 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (710 degrees).

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Operations

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $36.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.28M (3.47%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of $144M. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania employs 114 Associate professors, 111 Professors, and 49 Assistant professors. Most academics at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Male Professors (70), Male Associate professors(68), and Female Associate professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 111 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 95 employees, and Service with 72 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.8M

2017 Endowment

6.73%

growth from 2016

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $36.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania grew 6.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.72M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.11M - Federal

  2. $10.1M - State

  3. $21.4k - Local

As of 2017, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received $2.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.1M from state grants and contracts, and $21.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.8M

2017 Salaries

4.05%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $58.8M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($144M) and a 4.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.74% decline from 2015 and a 0.499% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.7M

Instructional Salaries

299

Number of Employees

In 2017, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $27.7M to 299 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

114 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

111 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were Associate professor with 114 employees; Professor with 111 employees; and Professor with 49 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 111 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees; and Service with 72 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 70 employees, Male Associate professor with 68 employees, and Female Associate professor with 46 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

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