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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
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
 
URL application site on the Internet

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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  
722
 
777
 
1
 
3
Other first-year, degree-seeking  
297
 
203
 
6
 
27
All other degree-seeking  
1,927
 
2,221
 
91
 
120
Total degree-seeking  
2,946
 
3,201
 
98
 
150
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses  
10
 
18
 
22
 
14
Total undergraduates  
2,956
 
3,219
 
120
 
164
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  
37
 
59
 
47
 
99
All other degree-seeking  
51
 
103
 
134
 
354
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses  
1
 
0
 
36
 
105
Total graduate  
89
 
162
 
217
 
558
Total all undergraduates  
6,459
Total all graduate and professional students  
1,026
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS  
7,485

B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category:

   
Degree Seeking, First Time, First Year
 
Degree Seeking, 
Undergraduates
Total Undergraduates
Non-resident aliens  
1
 
14
 
15
Black, non-Hispanic  
94
 
313
 
313
American Indian or Alaskan Native  
4
 
17
 
17
Asian or Pacific Islander  
20
 
85
 
86
Hispanic  
32
 
102
 
103
White, non-Hispanic  
1,266
 
5,550
 
5,610
Race/Ethnicity unknown  
86
 
314
 
315
Total  
1,503
 
6,395
 
6,459

Persistence

B3. Number of Degrees Awarded from July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005.

Certificates/diplomas  
36
Bachelor's degrees  
1,397
Master's degrees  
340

Graduation Rates

B4 - B11. Graduation Rates:

Initial 1999 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduate students  
1,379
Of initial 1999 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  

2

Final 1999 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions  
1,377
Of initial 1999 cohort, number that completed the program in four years or less  
574
Of initial 1999 cohort, number that completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less  
272
Of initial 1999 cohort, number that completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less  
27
Total graduating within six years  
873
Six-year graduation rate for 1999 cohort  
63%

Retention Rates

B22. Retention Rates:

Percentage of full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students who entered as freshmen in fall 2004 (or summer 2004) enrolled as of Fall 2005 official enrollment date .  
76%

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

Application

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

Total men applied  
2,864
Total women applied  
3,417
Total men admitted  
1,885
Total women admitted  
2,246
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled  
722
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled  
1
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled  
777
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled  
3

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
Recommended
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
Rigor of secondary school record
Very Important
Class rank
Very Important
Academic GPA
Very Important
Standardized test scores
Very Important
Application Essay
Considered
Recommendations
Considered
 
Nonacademic Factors
Interview
Considered
Extracurricular activities
Considered
Talent/ability
Considered
Character/personal qualities
Considered
First generation
Not Considered
Alumni/ae relation
Not Considered
Geographic residence
Not Considered
State residency
Not Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment
Not Considered
Racial/ethnic status
Not Considered
Volunteer work
Considered
Work experience
Considered
Level of applicant's interest
Considered

SAT and ACT Policies

 

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 or ACT
Required
Use of test in admission: ACT with or without Writing component (Local written English placement required without ACT Writing component)
Accepted
Use of test in admission: SAT Reasoning Test or the "old" SAT I (administered prior to March 2005 and without a writing component)
Accepted
Use of SAT or ACT writing component

For placement

Does your institution use applicants' test scores for advising?
Yes
Does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement?
Yes
Tests used by the University for placement

SAT, ACT, Institutional Exam

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
99.5%
Number submitting SAT scores
1,496
Percent submitting ACT scores
6.4%

Number submitting ACT scores

 
96

Percentile Scores

 
25th Percentile
 
75th Percentile
SAT I Verbal  
470
 
570
SAT I Math  
470
 
570

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

 
SAT I Verbal
 
SAT I Math
700-800  
1.3%
 
0.9%
600-699  
13.8%
 
15.8%
500-599  
46.4%
 
49.5%
400-499  
34.4%
 
29.9%
300-399  
4.1%
 
3.8%
200-299  
0.0%
 
0.1%

 

ACT Composite
30-36
1.0%
24-29
18.8%
18-23
66.7%
12-17
13.5%
6-11
0%
below 6
0%

 

C10. High School Class Rank

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class  
9.8%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class  
29.6%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class  
69.6%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class  
30.4%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class  
6.7%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank
87.4%

C11 - 12. High School GPA:

C11. High School GPA:

Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
17.0%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 abd 3.74
14.7%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
16.8%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
16.8%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99  
25.4%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49  
8.7%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99  
0.6%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0  
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
Fee for students using on-line application

Same fee

Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial needs

No


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
Deadline for housing deposit (Month/Date)
Rolling

Amount of Housing deposit

$100
Refundable Housing deposit if student does not enroll  
Yes, in part

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
Early action plan is "restrictive" (limits students from applying to other early plans)
No

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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  
453
 
258
 
184
Women  
505
 
342
 
217
Total  
958
 
600
 
401

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 of all
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

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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)  
5.3%
 
5.7%
Percent of men who join fraternities  
N/A
 
6%
Percent of women who join sororities  
N/A
 
8%
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing  
91.3%
 
40.3%
Percent who live off campus or commute  
8.7%
 
59.7%
Percent of students age 25 and older  
0.2%
 
5.4%
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 (2005-2006)

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

 
First-year
 
Undergrads
In-district  
$4,906
 
$4,906
In-state (out-of-district)  
$4,906
 
$4,906
Out-of-state  
$12,266
 
$12,266
Non-resident aliens  
$12,266
 
$12,266
Required fees  
$1,269
 
$1,269
Room and board (on-campus)  
$5,710
 
$5,710
Room only (on campus)  
$3,290
 
$3,290
Board only (on-campus meal plan)  
$2,420
 
$2,420

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  
$1,000
 
$1,000
 
$1,000
Room only      
$3,290
Board only    
$1,500
 
$2,156
Transportation  
$750
 
$900
 
$750
Other expenses  
$1,729
 
$1,925
 
$1,729

G6. Undergraduate Per-Credit-Hour Charges (tuition only)

In-district  
$204
In-state (out-of-district)  
$204
Out-of-state  
$511
Non-resident aliens  
$511

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H.  Financial Aid
Items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 are reported for 2005-2006 estimated

Federal Methodology (FM) needs-analysis is used in awarding institutional aid

H1. Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

 
Need-based 

 $

 
Non-need-based

  $

Scholarships/Grants  
Federal
$3,171,263
$28,953
State
$4,561,875
$17,415
Institutional

$259,530

$264,413
Other external
$373,251
$396,435
Total Scholarships/Grants
$8,365,919
$707,216
Self-Help  
Student loans from all sources
$10,820,039
$9,349,001
Federal work study
$343,418
 
State and other work-study
$154,968
$666,616
Total Self-Help
$11,318,425
$10,015,617
Parent Loans
$1,124,244
$5,338,891
Tuition Waivers
$411,671
$772,246
Athletic Award  
$223,953
$270,083

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)
1,499
6,147
248
b) Number in line a who were financial aid applicants
1,243
4,407
116
c) Number in line b determined to have financial need
804
2,962
101
d) Number in line c who received any financial aid
766
2,845
92
e) Number in line d who received need-based gift aid 619 2,196
73
f) Number in line d who received need-based self-help aid
659
2,464
73
g) Number in line d who received non-need-based gift aid
38
152
2
h) Number in line d whose need was fully met
101
637
13
i) Average percentage of need met of students who received need-based aid  
64%
 
69%
 
60%
j) The average financial aid package to those in line d
$5,780
$6,256
$5,636
k) Average need-based gift award of those in line e
$4,115
$3,943
$3,246
l) Average need-based self-help award of those in line f
$2,919
$3,693
$3,852
m) Average need-based loan of those in line f
$2,755
$3,446
$3,726
n) Number in line a with no need who received non-need gift aid
147
1981
43
o) Average aid package of those in line n

$2,245

$615
$456
p) Number of students in line a who received a non-need-based athletic grant or scholarship 76 216 0
q) Average dollar amount of non-need-based athletic grant and scholarships awarded to students in line p $2,142 $2,287 $0

H4-H5. Undergraduate Loan Information

Percent of 2005 graduating undergraduate class (graduated between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2005) who have borrowed through all loan programs  
67%
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line  
$17,976

H6-H7. Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens

Policy regarding financial aid for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident alien students
Institution-administered need-based and non need-based financial aid is available for nonresident students
Number of nonresident students who received need- or non-need-based aid in the last academic year  
12
Average dollar amount awarded to nonresident students in the last academic year  
$9,644
Total dollar amount awarded to nonresident students in the last academic year
$115,722

Financial Aid forms that nonresident alien first year financial aid applicants must submit

 

Institution's own financial aid form

H8. Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

Financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit  
FAFSA

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 2005

 
Full-time
 
Part-time
 
Total
a.) Total number of instructional faculty
305
66
371
b.) Total number who are members of minority groups
35
4
39
c.) Total number who are women
123
41
164
d.) Total number who are men
182
25
207
e.) Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
0
0
0
f.) Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree
266
20
286
g.) Total number who's highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's
39
43
82
h.) Total number who's highest degree is a bachelor's
0
3
3
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
13
6
19

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Fall 2005 Student to Faculty ratio (based on 6269.67 FTES students and 312 FTEF faculty).  
20 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
51
243
421
305
154
1
0
1,175
Class Subsections (example: laboratory)
3
56
5
0
0
0
0
64

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J. Degrees Conferred

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

Category
Diploma/Certificates
Bachelor's
CIP 2000 Categories to Include
Biological/life sciences    
4.7%
26
Business/marketing    
22.3%
52
Communications/journalism    
7.2%
9
Computer and information sciences    
6.5%
11
Education    
16.8%
13
English    
5.7%
23
Foreign languages and literature    
1.0%
16
History

 

4.6%

54
Mathematics    
2.6%
27
Natural resources/environmental science    
3.2%
3
Physical sciences    
1.7%
40
Public administration and social services    
4.4%
44
Psychology    
5.7%
42
Security and protective services  
7.1%
43
Social sciences
100%
4.9%
45
Visual and performing arts    
1.6%
50
Other      
Total
100%
 
100%
 

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