2004 Common Data Set: Shippensburg University

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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; 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
712
749
1
0
Other first-year, degree-seeking
346
252
6
18
All other degree-seeking
1976
2232
93
111
Total degree-seeking
3034
3233
100
129
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses
9
15
27
32
Total undergraduates
3043
3248
127
161
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
16
21
17
23
All other degree-seeking
73
127
189
445
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses
2
2
40
119
Total graduate
91
150
246
587
Total all undergraduates
6579
Total all graduate and professional students
1074
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS
7653

B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category:

Degree Seeking, First Time, First Year
Degree Seeking,
Undergraduates
Total Undergraduates
Non-resident aliens
4
20
22
Black, non-Hispanic
86
287
287
American Indian or Alaskan Native
5
17
17
Asian or Pacific Islander
26
90
92
Hispanic
16
92
93
White, non-Hispanic
1243
5772
5848
Race/Ethnicity unknown
82
218
220
Total
1462
6496
6579

Persistence

B3. Number of Degrees Awarded from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004.

Certificates/diplomas
18
Bachelor's degrees
1347
Master's degrees
286

Graduation Rates

B4 - B11. Graduation Rates:

Initial 1998 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduate students
1211
Of initial 1998 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 1998 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions
1211
Of initial 1998 cohort, number that completed the program in four years or less
480
Of initial 1998 cohort, number that completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less
211
Of initial 1998 cohort, number that completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less
26
Total graduating within six years
717
Six-year graduation rate for 1998 cohort
59.2

Retention Rates

B22. Retention Rates:

Percentage of full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students who entered as freshmen in fall 2003 (or summer 2003) enrolled as of Fall 2004 official enrollment date .
80%

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

Application

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

Total men applied
2946
Total women applied
3514
Total men admitted
1856
Total women admitted
2293
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled
712
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled
1
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled
749
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled
0

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 Encouraged
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

Note: The SAT I is now called SAT Reasoning or the SAT; SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests. As of March 2005 the SAT Reasoning Test will include a mandatory writing component; the SAT Subject Test in Writing will not be administered after January 2005. The ACT will have an optional writing component as of February 2005.

C8. Entrance Exams

Does your institution make use of SAT I (Reasoning), SAT II (Subject Tests), or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?
Yes
Use of test in admission: SAT Reasoning or ACT
Required
Use of test in admission: ACT with or without Writing component (Local written English placement required without ACT Writing component)
Yes
Use of New SAT Reasoning Test or the "old" SAT I (administered prior to March 2005 and without a writing component)
Yes
Does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement?
Yes
Does your institution use the SAT I (Reasoning) or the ACT for placement?
Required
Latest date by which SAT I (Reasoning) or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission
rolling
Latest date by which SAT II (Subject Tests) 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
99.9%
Percent submitting ACT scores
5.3%

Percentile Scores

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

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

SAT I Verbal
SAT I Math
700-800
1.4%
1.6%
600-699
12.4%
15.3%
500-599
51.1%
51.2%
400-499
30.9%
27.2%
300-399
4.0%
4.4%
200-299
0.21%
0.27%

ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math
30-36
1
24-29
15
18-23
62
12-17
22
6-11
0
below 6
0


C10. High School Class Rank

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class
8.8%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
33.9%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
71.5%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
28.5%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
5.3%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank
87.6%

C11 - 12. High School GPA:

C11. High School GPA:

Percent who had GPA of 3.0 and higher
65.95%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99
32.97%
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
448
267
183
Women
458
289
165
Total
906
556
348

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

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College transcript(s) Required of all
Essay or personal statement Recommended
High school transcript Required for some
Standardized test scores Required for some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of all
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:(will be replaced by new Academic Libraries Survey)

Books, serial backfiles, and government documents (titles) that are accessible through the library's catalog
447,016
Current serials (titles): - include periodicals, newspapers, and government documents
1,255
Microforms (titles)
1,278,888
Video and audio (titles)
76,846

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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)
6.9%
5.9%
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
91.1%
39.2%
Percent who live off campus or commute
8.9%
60.8%
Percent of students age 25 and older
0.1%
5.1%
Average age of full-time students
18.4
20.5
Average age of all students (full- and part-time)
18.4
20.8

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 (2004-2005)

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

First-year
Undergrads
In-district
4810
4810
In-state (out-of-district)
4810
4810
Out-of-state
12026
12026
Non-resident aliens
12026
12026
Required fees
1176
1176
Room and board (on-campus)
5274
5274
Room only (on campus)
3190
3190
Board only (on-campus meal plan)
2084
2084

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
1000
1000
1000
Room only
3190
Board only
1500
2084
Transportation
750
750
750
Other expenses
1690
2064
1690

G6. Undergraduate Per-Credit-Hour Charges

In-district
200
In-state (out-of-district)
200
Out-of-state
501
Non-resident aliens
501

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H. Financial Aid
Items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 are reported for 2004-2005 estimated

H1. Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

Need-based

$

Non-need-based

$

Scholarships/Grants
Federal
3,576,591
46,290
State
4,264,494
12,840
Institutional
333,417
400,657
Other external
476,502
457,296
Total Scholarships/Grants
8,651,004
917,083
Self-Help
Student loans from all sources
11,513,010

8,183,541

Federal work study
430,172
State and other work-study
318,852
232,573
Total Self-Help
12,262,035
8,416,114
Parent Loans
1,290,338
4,654,792
Tuition Waivers
461,467
793,373
Athletic Award
202,551
302,464

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)
1461
6267
229
b) Number in line a who were financial aid applicants
1217
4612
115
c) Number in line b determined to have financial need
812
3261
97
d) Number in line c who received any financial aid
749
3122
89
e) Number in line d who received need-based gift aid 559 2361
65
f) Number in line d who received need-based self-help aid
648
2731
70
g) Number in line d who received non-need-based gift aid
45
187
0
h) Number in line d whose need was fully met
101
651
6
i) Average percentage of need met of students who received need-based aid
61%
69%
57%
j) The average financial aid package to those in line d
$5364
$6059
$5141
k) Average need-based gift award of those in line e
$3791
$3840
$2877
l) Average need-based self-help award of those in line f
$2707
$3605
$4051
m) Average need-based loan of those in line f
$2630
$3410
$3853
n) Number in line a with no need who received non-need gift aid
111
1876
46
o) Average aid package of those in line n
$2368
$695
$475
p) Number of students in line a who received a non-need-based athletic grant or scholarship 50 233 2
q) Average dollar amount of non-need-based athletic grant and scholarships awarded to students in line p $2449 $2153
$1650

H3-H5. Undergraduate Loan Information

Needs analysis methodology used in awarding institutional aid
Federal Method (FM)
Percent of 2004 graduating undergraduate class who have borrowed through all loan programs
68%
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line
16,819

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
17
Average dollar amount awarded to international students in the last academic year
$10,066
Total dollar amount awarded to international students in the last academic year
$171,120

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
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
Academics

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I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

I-1. Number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2004

Full-time
Part-time
Total
a.) Total number of instructional faculty
308
69
377
b.) Total number who are members of minority groups
36
0
36
c.) Total number who are women
130
38
168
d.) Total number who are men
178
31
209
e.) Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
f.) Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree
268
21
289
g.) Total number who's highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's
39
48
87
h.) Total number who's highest degree is a bachelor's 1 0 1
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
j.) Total number in stand-alone graduate/professional programs in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Fall 2004 Student to Faculty ratio (based on 6387 FTES students and 332 FTEF faculty).
19 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
52
213
416
336
140
3
0
1160
Class Subsections (example: laboratory)
6
65
15
0
0
0
0
86

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J. Degrees Conferred

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

Category Diploma/Certificates Associate Bachelor's
CIP 2000 Categories to Include
Biological/life sciences
4.6%
26
Business/marketing
20.8%
8 & 52
Communications/communications technologies
8.0%
9 and 10
Computer and information sciences
6.8%
11
Education
15.4%
13
English
7.9%
23
Foreign languages and literature
.1%
16
Health professions and related sciences
0.0%
51
Interdisciplinary studies
0.0%
30
Mathematics
2.7%
27
Natural resources/environmental science
100%
3.6%
3
Physical sciences
1.9%
40 and 41
Protective services/public administration
11.3%
43 and 44
Psychology
7.6%
42
Social sciences and history
7.2%
45 and 54
Visual and performing arts
1.4%
50
Other
Total
100%
100%

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