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2004 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; 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

@ ekSp@
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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