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2003 Common Data Set: Shippensburg University

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Table of Contents: Click on the sections in the table below

A. General Information
B. Enrollment and Persistence
C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission
D. Transfer Admission
E. Academic Offerings and Policies
F. Student Life
G. Annual Expenses
H. Financial Aid
I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size
J. Degrees Conferred

A. General Information

A1. Address Information

Name of College or University  Shippensburg University
Address, City/State/Zip 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Main Phone 717-477-7447
WWW Home Page Address http://www.ship.edu/
Admissions Phone Number 717-477-1231
Admissions Toll-free Number 1-800-822-8028
Admissions Office Mailing Address Old Main 105, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg University Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Admissions Fax Number 717-477-4016
Admissions E-mail Address admiss@ship.edu
 
URL application site on the Internet
http://www.applyweb.com/apply/ship/menu.html

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A2. Source of Institutional Control

Source of Control
Public

 

A3. Classification of Undergraduate Institution

Classification
Coeducational

 

A4. Academic Year Calendar

Academic Calendar
Semester

 

A5. Degrees Offered

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's; Master's; Post-Master's Certificate

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B. Enrollment and Persistence

B1. Institutional Enrollment (Men & Women):

Undergraduates  
Full-Time
 
Part-Time
 
Men
 
Women
 
Men
 
Women
Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen  
743
 
743
 
6
 
1
Other first-year, degree-seeking  
303
 
248
 
3
 
12
All other degree-seeking  
1907
 
2330
 
100
 
100
Total degree-seeking  
2953
 
3321
 
 109
 
113
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses  
6
 
14
 
25
 
26
Total undergraduates  
2959
 
3335
 
134
 
139
First-professional
First-time, first-professional students  
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
All other first professionals  
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
Total first-professional  
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
Graduate
Degree-seeking, first-time  
27
 
27
 
26
 
44
All other degree-seeking  
73
 
103
 
193
 
365
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses  
1
 
 2
 
41
 
138
Total graduate  
101
 
132
 
260
 
547
Total all undergraduates  
6567
Total all graduate and professional students  
1040
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS  
7607

B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category:

   
Degree Seeking, First Time, First Year
 
Degree Seeking, 
Undergraduates
Total Undergraduates
Non-resident aliens  
2
 
26
 
27
Black, non-Hispanic  
91
 
263
 
264
American Indian or Alaskan Native  
3
 
16
 
17
Asian or Pacific Islander  
24
 
88
 
91
Hispanic  
23
 
82
 
84
White, non-Hispanic  
1373
 
5903
 
5966
Race/Ethnicity unknown  
63
 
118
 
118
Total  
1579
 
6496
 
6567

Persistence

B3. Number of Degrees Awarded from July 1, 2002, to June 30, 2003.

Certificates/diplomas  
28
Bachelor's degrees  
1206
Master's degrees  
295

Graduation Rates

B4 - B11. Graduation Rates:

Initial 1997 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduate students  
1291
Of initial 1997 cohort, number that did not persist nor graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, official church missions  
Unknown
Final 1997 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions  
1291
Of initial 1997 cohort, number that completed the program in four years or less  
475
Of initial 1997 cohort, number that completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less  
289
Of initial 1997 cohort, number that completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less  
16
Total graduating within six years  
780
Six-year graduation rate for 1997 cohort  
60%

Retention Rates

B22. Retention Rates:

Percentage of full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students who entered as freshmen in fall 2002 (or summer 2002) enrolled as of October 1, 2003  
79%

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C. First-time, First-year (Freshman) Admission

Application

C1. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Students:

Total men applied  
2728
Total women applied  
3135
Total men admitted  
1774
Total women admitted  
2142
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled  
743
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled  
6
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled  
743
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled  
1

C2. Freshman Wait-Listed Students

Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?  
No

Admission Requirements

C3-C5  High School Requirements

High school requirement for degree-seeking students High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college preparatory program requirement Required
High school units recommended English 4
Mathematics 3
Lab Science 3 
Foreign Language 2 
Social Sciences 3

Basis for Selection

C6. Open Admission Policy

Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED's are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications?  
No

C7. Importance of Factors in First-Time, First-Year, Degree-Seeking Admission Decisions

 
Academic Factors
Standardized test scores Very important
Secondary school record Very important
Class rank Very important
Recommendations Considered
Essay Considered
 
Nonacademic Factors
Interview Considered
Character/personal qualities Important
Extracurricular activities Considered
Volunteer work Considered
Minority Status Not Considered
Talent/ability Not Considered
Alumni/ae relation Not Considered
Geographic residence Not Considered
State residency Not Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not Considered
Work experience Considered

SAT and ACT Policies

C8. Entrance Exams

Does your institution make use of SAT I, SAT II, or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?  
Yes
Exams required for admission  
SAT or ACT
Does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?  
Yes
Does your institution use the SAT I or II or the ACT for placement only?  
no
Latest date by which SAT I or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission   
rolling
Latest date by which SAT II scores must be received for fall-term admission   
N/A

Freshman Profile:

C9. Percent of First-Time, First-Year Students who Submitted SAT/ACT Scores

Percent submitting SAT scores  
99.6%
Percent submitting ACT scores  
5.7%

Percentile Scores

 
25th Percentile
 
75th Percentile
SAT I Verbal  
480
 
570
SAT I Math  
480
 
580

Percent of First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Students with Scores in Each Range

 
SAT I Verbal
 
SAT I Math
700-800  
1.4%
 
1.5%
600-699  
14.1%
 
16%
500-599  
48.7%
 
50.1%
400-499  
32.6%
 
27.7%
300-399  
3.0%
 
4.4%
200-299  
0.27%
 
0.27%

C10. High School Class Rank

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class  
7.6%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class  
33.1%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class  
72.6%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class  
27.2%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class  
4.7%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank
87.5%

C11 - 12. High School GPA:

C11. High School GPA:

Percent who had GPA of 3.0 and higher  
66.04%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99  
32.88%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99  
1.08%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0  
0%

C12. High School GPA:

Average High School GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:  
3.2
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA  
100%

Admission Policies

C13. Application Fee

Does your institution have an application fee?  
Yes
Amount of application fee  
$30
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?  
Yes

C14. Application Closing Date

Does your institution have an application closing date?  
No

C15. Terms Other than Fall

Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?  
Yes

C16. Notification of Admission Decision

Notification to applicants of admission decision sent  
Rolling

C17. Reply Policy for Admitted Applicants

Date by which admitted applicants must reply ( Extensions until May 1st Granted )  
April 1

C18. Deferred Admission

May students postpone enrollment after admission?  
Yes
Maximum Period of postponement  
1 year

C19. Early Admission of High School Students

Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high school graduation?  
Yes

C20. Common Application

Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals?  
Yes
Are supplemental forms required?  
No
Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?  
Yes

Early Decision and Early Action Plans:

C21. Early Decision

Does your institution offer an early decision plan for first-time, first-year (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment?  
No

C22. Early Action

Do you have a non-binding early action plan whereby students are notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date but do not have to commit to attending your college?  
Yes
Early action closing date  
Rolling
Early action notification date  
Rolling

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D. Transfer Admissions

Fall Applicants

D1. Enrollment of Transfer Students

Does your institution enroll transfer students?  
Yes
May transfer students earn advanced standing credit by transferring credits earned from course work completed at other colleges/universities?  
Yes

D2. Number of Students who Applied, were Admitted, and Enrolled as Degree-Seeking Transfer Students

 
Applicants
 
Admitted Applicants
 
Enrolled Applicants
Men  
413
 
241
 
153
Women  
446
 
289
 
161
Total  
859
 
530
 
314

Application for Admission

D3. Terms for which Transfer Students May Enroll

Terms for which transfer students may enroll Fall; Spring; Summer

D4. Minimum Number of Credits Required for Transfer Student to Enroll

Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman?  
No

D5. Items Required of Transfer Students to Apply for Admission

College transcript(s) Required of all
Essay or personal statement Recommended
High school transcript  Required for some
Standardized test scores Required for some
Interview Recommended for some

D6-D8. Required GPA for Transfer Students

Minimum high school grade point average required of transfer applicants  
N/A
Minimum college grade point average required of transfer applicants  
2.2
Other application requirements specific to transfer applicants  
N/A

D9. Application Priority, Closing, Notification, and Candidate Reply Dates for Transfer Students

 
Fall
 
Rolling admission
 
Spring
 
Rolling admission
 
Summer
 
Rolling admission

D10. Open Admission for Transfer Students

Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students?  
N/A

D11. Additional Requirements for Transfer Admission

Additional requirements for transfer admission  
N/A

Transfer Credit Policies:

D12-D17. Transfer Credit Policies

Lowest grade that may be transferred for credit  
C
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution  
N/A
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution  
N/A
Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn an associate's degree  
N/A
Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree  
45
Other transfer credit policies  
N/A

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E. Academic Offerings & Policies

E1. Special Study Options: Programs Available

Accelerated program
Cooperative (work-study) program 
Double major 
Dual admission 
Honors program
Independent study 
Internships
Raider Plan
Study abroad 
Teacher certification program 
Distance Education

E3. Core Curriculum Requirements: Areas in which Students are Required to Complete Course Work Prior to Graduation

English (including composition)
History 
Humanities 
Mathematics
Diversity Requirement
Political, Economic, and Geographic Sciences Sciences (biological or physical) 
Social Science

Library Collections

E4-E7. Library Holdings:

Books, serial backfiles, and government documents (titles) that are accessible through the library's catalog  
449,590
Current serials (titles): - include periodicals, newspapers, and government documents  
1,757
Microforms (titles)  
1,294,417
Video and audio (titles)  
76,583

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F. Student Life

F1. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) and Degree-Seeking Undergraduates in the Following Categories

 
First-time, First-year, Freshman
 
Undergrads
Percent who are from out of state (excluding international/nonresident aliens)  
5.4%
 
5.0%
Percent of men who join fraternities  
N/A
 
7%
Percent of women who join sororities  
N/A
 
9%
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing  
90.5%
 
40.5%
Percent who live off campus or commute  
9.5%
 
59.5%
Percent of students age 25 and older  
0.3%
 
4.9%
Average age of full-time students  
18.4
 
20.5
Average age of all students (full- and part-time)  
18.4
 
20.7

F2. Activities Offered

Choral groups
Concert band
Dance 
Drama/Theater 
Jazz band
Literary Magazine 
Marching band 
Music ensembles
Musical theater
Radio station 
Student government 
Student newspaper 
Television station 
Yearbook

F3. ROTC

Programs offered on campus Army ROTC
Programs offered at cooperating institutions None

F4. Housing: Types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for undergraduates

Coed dorms
Women's dorms
Apartments 
Suites

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G. Annual Expenses

G1. Undergraduate Full-Time Tuition, Required Fees, Room and Board

 
First-year
 
Undergrads
In-district  
4598
 
4598
In-state (out-of-district)  
4598
 
4598
Out-of-state  
11496
 
11496
Non-resident aliens  
11496
 
11496
Required fees  
1148
 
1148
Room and board (on-campus)  
5080
 
5080
Room only (on campus)  
3086
 
3086
Board only (on-campus meal plan)  
1994
 
1994

G2. Credits per Full-Time Tuition

Minimum number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition  
12
Maximum number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition  
18

G3-G4. Tuition and Fees by Year of Study and Instructional Program

Do tuition and fees vary by year of study?  
No
Do tuition and fees vary by instructional program?  
No

G5. Estimated Expenses for a Typical Full-Time Undergraduate Student

   
Residents
 
Commuters (living at home)
 
Commuters (not living at home)
Books and supplies  
900
 
900
 
900
Room only  
3086
 
N/A
 
N/A
Board only  
1994
 
N/A
 
N/A
Transportation  
N/A
 
2500
 
N/A
Other expenses  
2091
 
1096
 
2091

G6. Undergraduate Per-Credit-Hour Charges

In-district  
192
In-state (out-of-district)  
192
Out-of-state  
479
Non-resident aliens  
479

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H.  Financial Aid
Items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 are reported for 2003-2004

H1. Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

 
Need-based 

 $

 
Non-need-based

  $

Scholarships/Grants
Federal  
3,695,589
 
29,660
State  
4,211,865
 
36,093
Institutional  
310,334
 
397,318
Other external  
440,601
 
455,659
Total Scholarships/Grants  
8,658,389
 
918,730
Self-Help
Student loans from all sources  
10,571,894
 
7,503,584
Federal work study  
622,184
State and other work-study  
63,869
 
464,667
Total Self-Help  
11,257,947
 
7,968,251
Parent Loans  
927,289
 
3,907,930
Tuition Waivers  
442,010
 
817,774
Athletic Award  
122,735
 
144,274

H2. Number of Enrolled Students Receiving Aid

List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who applied for and received financial aid. Aid that is non-need-based but that was used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid. Numbers should reflect the cohort receiving the dollars reported in H1. 

 
First-time Full-time Freshmen
 
Full-time Undergrads (inc. fresh)
 
Less than Full-time Undergrads
a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduates (CDS item B1)  
1486
 
6274
 
222
b) Number in line a who were financial aid applicants  
1244
 
4564
 
118
c) Number in line b determined to have financial need  
854
 
3279
 
92
d) Number in line c who received any financial aid  
815
 
3128
 
81
e) Number in line d who received need-based gift aid 688 2500  
60
f) Number in line d who received need-based self-help aid  
688
 
2670
 
62
g) Number in line d who received non-need-based gift aid  
42
 
156
 
2
h) Number in line d whose need was fully met  
118
 
784
 
11
i) Average percentage of need met of students who received need-based aid  
65%
 
72%
 
54%
j) The average financial aid package to those in line d  
$5329
 
$5980
 
$4747
k) Average need-based gift award of those in line e  
$3614
 
$3596
 
$2920
l) Average need-based self-help award of those in line f  
$2787
 
$3624
 
$3524
m) Average need-based loan of those in line f  
$2579
 
$3352
 
$3259
n) Number in line a with no need who received non-need gift aid  
101
 
1683
 
43
o) Average aid package of those in line n  
$2166
 
$727
 
$204
p) Number of students in line a who received a non-need-based athletic grant or scholarship 61 206 1
q) Average dollar amount of non-need-based athletic grant and scholarships awarded to students in line p $1292 $1294  
$375

H3-H5. Undergraduate Loan Information

Needs analysis methodology used in awarding institutional aid  
Federal Method (FM)
Percent of 2003 graduating undergraduate class who have borrowed through all loan programs  
68%
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line  
15,464

H6. Aid to Undergraduate International Students

Policy regarding financial aid for undergraduate international (nonresident alien) students College-administered need-based and non need-based  financial aid is available for international students
Number of international students who received need- or non-need-based aid in the last academic year  
21
Average dollar amount awarded to international students in the last academic year  
$11,244
Total dollar amount awarded to international students in the last academic year  
$236,124

H7-H8. Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

Financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit  
FAFSA
Financial aid forms international (non-resident alien) first-year financial aid applicants must submit institutions own financial aid form 

H9-H11. Filing, Notification, and Reply Dates for First-Year (Freshman) Students

Priority date for filing required financial aid forms March 15
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms None
Students notified On rolling basis
Students must reply by (date) Within 2 weeks of notification

H12. Types of Loans Available

FFEL Subsidized Stafford 
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford 
FFEL PLUS Loans 
FFEL Consolidation Loans 
Alternative loans
Federal Perkins Loans 
College/University loans from institutional funds

H13. Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

Federal Pell 
SEOG 
State scholarships/grants
Private scholarships 
College/University gift aid from institutional funds

H14. Criteria Used in Awarding Institutional Aid

Non-Need Need-Based
Academics 
Athletics 
ROTC
Academics 

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I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

I-1. Number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2003

 
Full-time
 
Part-time
 
Total
a.) Total number of instructional faculty  
307
 
58
 
365
b.) Total number who are members of minority groups  
40
 
3
 
43
c.) Total number who are women  
125
 
31
 
156
d.) Total number who are men  
182
 
27
 
209
e.) Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)      
f.) Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree  
271
 
22
 
293
g.) Total number who's highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's  
35
 
35
 
70
h.) Total number who's highest degree is a bachelor's 1 1 2
i.) Total number who's highest degree is unknown or other (note: items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.) 0 0 0

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Fall 2002 Student to Faculty ratio  
21 to 1

I-3. Undergraduate Class Size

Undergraduate Class Sizes  
2-9
 
10-19
 
20-29
 
30-39
 
40-49
 
50-99
 
100+
 
Total
Class Sections  
38
 
226
 
405
 
356
 
141
 
2
 
0
 
1168
Class Subsections (example: laboratory)  
4
 
49
 
6
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
59

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J. Degrees Conferred

J1: Percentage of Diploma/Certificates, Associate, & Bachelor's degrees awarded

Category Diploma/Certificates Associate Bachelor's  
CIP Categories to Include
Biological/life sciences      
4.3%
 
26
Business/marketing      
24.9%
 
8 and 52
Communications/communications technologies      
6.2%
 
9 and 10
Computer and information sciences      
4.0%
 
11
Education      
14.1%
 
13
English      
5.8%
 
23
Foreign languages and literature      
1.1%
 
16
Health professions and related sciences      
0.2%
 
51
Interdisciplinary studies      
0.1%
 
30
Mathematics      
2.2%
 
27
Natural resources/environmental science      
4.1%
 
3
Physical sciences      
1.7%
 
40 and 41
Protective services/public administration      
11.3%
 
43 and 44
Psychology      
7.5%
 
42
Social sciences and history      
10.4%
 
45
Visual and performing arts      
2.2%
 
50
Other        
Total      
100%
 
 

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