Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,570
2022 Average Net Price
$21,462
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.97%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.8%
6,367 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,162
81.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
50.2%
691 Graduates

About

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were General Marketing & Marketing Management (95 degrees awarded), General Psychology (80 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees).

In 2022, 1,517 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,217 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $9,570, which is $−14,426 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $9,570, which is $−14,426 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,462.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,570
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was $9,570. The cost of tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $−14,426 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$21,462
2022 Value
1.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,462. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania grew by 1.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,751
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was of $10,751 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.69% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.04% with respect to 2021, when 71% 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.
1.97%
2019 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 1.97%, which represents 37 out of the 1875 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 6,367 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.12% annual growth. Out of those 6,367 applicants, 5,590 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,162 students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2022. 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,590
Accepted Out of 6,367

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 87.8% (5,590 admissions from 6,367 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.12%, while admissions grew by 0.0537%..

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage (2022)
421
Scores Submitted (2022)

39% of enrolled first-time students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had a total enrollment of 5,162 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 4,203 students and the part-time enrollment is 959. This means that 81.4% 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 73.4% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, 4.42% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0194% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.8%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Black or African American Male (7.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.9%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (6.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,162 students. The full-time enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 4,203 and the part-time enrollment is 959. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 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 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    3,790 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    606 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    349 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 73.4% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, 4.42% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0194% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 37 students (0.717%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 227 more women than men received degrees from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is white (1,217 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is General Marketing & Marketing Management (95 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (80 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees).

In 2022,  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 History (50 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees), and English (42 degrees).

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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (219,042 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (214,288 people), Social workers, all other (187,745 people), Other managers (181,692 people), and Secondary school teachers (143,152 people).

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2022 are History (50 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees), English (42 degrees), Protective Services (104 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (20 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are History (50 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees), English (42 degrees), Protective Services (104 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (20 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (549,546 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (388,208 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (302,239 people), Legal services (188,347 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (156,519 people).

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are History (50 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (118 degrees), English (42 degrees), Protective Services (104 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (20 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 95 degrees awarded
  2. 80 degrees awarded
  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 95 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

645
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
872
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 645 degrees were awarded to men at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.74 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (872).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.07 times more than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in Social Work, which is 5.06 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% 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, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is Female and White (64.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.16% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,217 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    102 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is white (1,217 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (102 degrees).

0.791% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    708 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    509 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is white female (708 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (509 degrees).

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Operations

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $49.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.901%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of 138M. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania employs 108 Associate professors, 91 Professors and 31 Assistant professors. Most academics at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Male Associate professor (67), Male Professor (56), and Female Associate professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 100 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 70 employees, and Service with 59 employees.

Endowment

$49.6M
2022 Endowment
12.4%
decline from 2021

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $49.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania declined 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $11.8M - Federal
  2. $9.76M - State
  3. $55.3k - Local

As of 2022, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received $11.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.76M from state grants and contracts, and $55.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$57.6M
2022 Salaries
4.25%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $57.6M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($138M) and a 4.25% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25M
Instructional Salaries
244
Number of Employees

In 2022, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $25M to 244 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
108 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
100 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were Associate professor with 108 employees, Professor with 91 employees, and Assistant professor with 31 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 100 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees, and Service with 59 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was Male Associate professor with 67 employees, Male Professor with 56 employees, and Female Associate professor with 41 employees.

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