Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,570
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,631
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.86%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
93.9%
6,760 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,130
81.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.4%
758 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 Psychology (103 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (96 degrees).

In 2020, 1,478 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,174 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $9,570, which is $−12,960 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $9,570, which is $−12,960 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,631.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students attending Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,570
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was $9,570. The cost of tuition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $−12,960 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,631
2020 Value
6.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,631. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania grew by 6.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,190
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was of $11,190 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.18% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 32.3% with respect to 2019, when 62% 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.
4.86%
2018 Default Rate
96
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 4.86%, which represents 96 out of the 1977 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 6,760 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.3% annual growth. Out of those 6,760 applicants, 6,349 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.9% acceptance rate.

There were 6,130 students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2020, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,349
Accepted Out of 6,760

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 93.9% (6,349 admissions from 6,760 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 12.3%, while admissions grew by 15.6%.

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SAT Scores

87%
Submission Percentage
1,059
Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 6,130 students. The full-time enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 4,985 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,145. This means that 81.3% 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 72.8% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 6.17% Hispanic or Latino, 4.32% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,130 students. The full-time enrollment at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 4,985 and the part-time enrollment is 1,145. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,465
  2. Black or African American
    820
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    378

The enrolled student population at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 72.8% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 6.17% Hispanic or Latino, 4.32% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0163% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 106 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 (1,174 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is General Psychology (103 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (96 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 History (50 degrees awarded), English (54 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (28 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 (208,286 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (197,823 people), Social workers, all other (171,579 people), Other managers (167,693 people), and Police officers (137,248 people).

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are History (50 degrees awarded), English (54 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), and Protective Services (94 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, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are History (50 degrees awarded), English (54 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), and Protective Services (94 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 (465,810 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (372,396 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (264,248 people), Legal services (170,762 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (141,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are History (50 degrees awarded), English (54 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), and Protective Services (94 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. 103 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 96 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 96 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was General Psychology with 103 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

686
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
792
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 686 degrees were awarded to men at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.866 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (792).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in General Psychology, which is 3.75 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.264% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,174 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is white (1,174 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

1.29% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    623 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    551 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is white female (623 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (551 degrees).

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Operations

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $41.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.7M (4.08%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of $154M. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania employs 108 Associate professors, 100 Professors, and 49 Assistant professors. Most academics at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are Male Associate professors (66), Male Professors(64), and Female Associate professors (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 115 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 80 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.6M
2020 Endowment
0.949%
decline from 2019

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $41.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania declined 0.949% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.01M 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. $3.96M - Federal
  2. $9.64M - State
  3. $29.2k - Local

As of 2020, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania received $3.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.64M from state grants and contracts, and $29.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$61.7M
2020 Salaries
2.63%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $61.7M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($154M) and a 2.63% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.09% growth from 2018 and a 2.46% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.6M
Instructional Salaries
279
Number of Employees

In 2020, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $26.6M to 279 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were Associate professor with 108 employees; Professor with 100 employees; and Professor with 49 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 115 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 80 employees; and Service with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was Male Associate professor with 66 employees, Male Professor with 64 employees, and Female Associate professor with 42 employees.

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

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