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2008 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
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; Post-Bachelor's Certificate; 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
847
871
2
4
Other first-year, degree-seeking
374
311
19
18
All other degree-seeking
1,779
2,168
100
141
Total degree-seeking
3,000
3,350
121
163
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses
15
20
32
32
Total undergraduates
3,015
3,370
153
195
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
45
69
73
112
All other degree-seeking
66
90
197
391
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses
1
6
48
111
Total graduate
112
165
318
614
Total all undergraduates
6,733
Total all graduate and professional students  
1,209
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS
7,942

B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category:

 
Degree Seeking, First Time,
 First Year
Degree Seeking, 
Undergraduates
Total Undergraduates
Non-resident aliens
3
12
12
Black, non-Hispanic
136
446
449
American Indian or Alaskan Native
3
13
13
Asian or Pacific Islander
25
100
104
Hispanic
39
116
119
White, non-Hispanic
1,385
5,471
5,560
Race/Ethnicity unknown
133
476
476
Total
1,724
6,634
6,733

Persistence

B3. Number of Degrees Awarded from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008.

Certificates/diplomas
22
Bachelor's degrees
1,273
Master's degrees
339

Graduation Rates

B4 - B11. Graduation Rates:

Initial 2002 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduate students
1,507
Of initial 2002 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

1

Final 2002 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions
1,506
Of initial 2002 cohort, number that completed the program in four years or less
720
Of initial 2002 cohort, number that completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less
210
Of initial 2002 cohort, number that completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less
27
Total graduating within six years
957
Six-year graduation rate for 2002 cohort
64%

Retention Rates

B22. Retention Rates:

Percentage of full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students who entered as freshmen in fall 2007 (or summer 2007) enrolled as of Fall 2008 official enrollment date .
72%

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

Application

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

Total men applied
3094
Total women applied
3671
Total men admitted
2154
Total women admitted
2637
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled
847
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled
2
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled
871
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled
4

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 3  
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, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?
Yes
Use of test in admission: SAT or ACT

Required

ACT with or without Writing component for admission

Accepted

Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores for admission?
No
Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores for advising?
Yes
Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores for placement?
Yes
Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores in place of an application essay?

No

Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores as a validity check on the application essay?
No
Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission 
rolling
Tests used by the institution for placement

SAT, ACT, Institutional Exam


Freshman Profile:

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

Percent submitting SAT scores
99.8%
Number submitting SAT scores
1,720
Percent submitting ACT scores
10.2%

Number submitting ACT scores

175

Percentile Scores 

25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading
450
540
SAT Math
450
550

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

SAT Critical Reading

SAT Math

700-800
0.8%
0.8%
600-699
8.8%
10.7%
500-599
37.3%
41.5%
400-499
47.0%
41.0%
300-399
5.9%
5.9%
200-299
0.2%
0.1%

 

ACT Composite
30-36
1.7%
24-29
16.6%
18-23
59.4%
12-17
19.4%
6-11
2.9%
below 6
0%

 

C10. High School Class Rank

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class
7.3%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
25.7%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
62.2%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
37.8%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
8.2%
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank
78.2%

C11 - 12. High School GPA:

C11. High School GPA:

Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
14.4%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
12.2%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
15.7%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
20.4%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
27.7%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49
9.1%
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  
99.7%

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)
April 1

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


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
468
293
174
Women
465
340
197
Total
933
633
371

Application for Admission

D3. Terms for which Transfer Students May Enroll

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

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
Winter
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 Education program 
Distance Education 
Double Major 
Dual Admission

Honors program 
Independent Study
Internships
Raider Plan 
Study Abroad 
Teacher Certification program


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

Diversity Requirement
English (including composition) 
History 
Humanities 

Mathematics
Political, Economic, and Geographic Sciences
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social Sciences 



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F. Student Life 

F1. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Degree-Seeking Students 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)
7.5%
5.4%
Percent of men who join fraternities  
n/a
6.5%
Percent of women who join sororities  
n/a
8.3%
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing
87.9%
39.6%
Percent who live off campus or commute
12.1%
60.4%
Percent of students age 25 and older
0.2%
5.8%
Average age of full-time students
18.4
20.4
Average age of all students (full- and part-time)
18.4
20.8

F2. Activities Offered

Campus Ministries
Choral groups
Concert band
Dance 
Drama/Theater 
International Student Organizations
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
Apartments 
Suites
Wellness Housing
Theme Housing

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G. Annual Expenses (2008-2009)

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

First-year
Undergrads
In-district
$5,358
$5,358
In-state (out-of-district)
$5,358
$5,358
Out-of-state
$13,396
$13,396
Non-resident aliens
$13,396
$13,396
Required fees
$1,741
$1,741
Room and board (on-campus)
$6,604
$6,604
Room only (on campus)
$3,640
$3,640
Board only (on-campus meal plan)
$2,964
$2,964

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
$1,090
$1,090
$1,090
Room only    
$3,640
Board only
$2,964
$2,964
Transportation
$1,600
$1,600
$1,600
Other expenses
$659
$659
$659

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

In-district
$223
In-state (out-of-district)
$223
Out-of-state
$558
Non-resident aliens
$558

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H. Financial Aid

Items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 are reported for 2008-2009 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
$4,741,926
$0
State
$4,541,625
$46,082
Institutional

$634,696

$404,787
Other external
$603,502
$554,375
Total Scholarships/Grants
$10,521,749
$1,005,244
Self-Help
Student loans from all sources
$16,136,639
$14,455,746
Federal work study
$286,754
State and other work-study
$90,724
$348,092
Total Self-Help
$16,514,117
$14,803,838
Parent Loans
$385,977
$3,275,821
Tuition Waivers
$465,601
$777,701
Athletic Award
$256,672
$315,289

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)
1,718
6,350
284
b) Number in line a who were financial aid applicants
1,476
4,837
140
c) Number in line b determined to have financial need
961
3,339
116
d) Number in line c who received any financial aid
901
3,133
103
e) Number in line d who received need-based gift aid 667 2,215
75
f) Number in line d who received need-based self-help aid
768
2,735
78
g) Number in line d who received non-need-based gift aid
61
188
1
h) Number in line d whose need was fully met
163
618
10
i) Average percentage of need met of students who received need-based aid
68%
68%
50%
j) The average financial aid package to those in line d
$6,865
$7,043
$5,422
k) Average need-based gift award of those in line e
$5,264
$4,949
$3,312
l) Average need-based self-help award of those in line f
$3,422
$4,048
$4,225
m) Average need-based loan of those in line f
$3,244
$3,792
$3,954
n) Number in line a with no need who received non-need gift aid
151
481
28
o) Average aid package of those in line n

$2,985

$3,427
$1,943
p) Number of students in line a who received a non-need-based athletic grant or scholarship 81 232 1
q) Average dollar amount of non-need-based athletic grant and scholarships awarded to students in line p $2,384 $2,461 $1,000

H4-H5. Undergraduate Loan Information

Percent of 2008 graduating undergraduate class (graduated between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008) who have borrowed through all loan programs

72%
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line
$20,148

Percent of 2008 graduating undergraduate class (graduated between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008) who have borrowed through federal loan programs

71%
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line
$16,169


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
8
Average dollar amount awarded to nonresident students in the last academic year
$9,498
Total dollar amount awarded to nonresident students in the last academic year
$75,987

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
Federal Perkins Loans 
Alternative loans

H13. Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

Federal Pell 
SEOG 
State scholarships/grants 
Private scholarships 

Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) 
Smart Grant 
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 2008

Full-time
Part-time
Total
a.) Total number of instructional faculty
325
73
398
b.) Total number who are members of minority groups
45
1
46
c.) Total number who are women
134
35
169
d.) Total number who are men
191
38
229
e.) Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
NA
NA
NA
f.) Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree
299
23
322
g.) Total number who's highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's
26
49
75
h.) Total number who's highest degree is a bachelor's
0
1
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
18
7
25

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Fall 2008 Student to Faculty ratio (based on 6501 FTES students and 324 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
57
303
393
304
173
7
0
1237
Class Subsections (example: laboratory)
4
43
29
0
0
0
0
76

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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  
5.3%
26
Business/marketing  
23.8%
52
Communications/journalism  
6.4%
9
Computer and information sciences  
3.6%
11
Education  
13.2%
13
English  
7.2%
23
Foreign languages and literature  
0.6%
16
History

 

5.6%

54
Mathematics  
1.6%
27
Natural resources/environmental science  
1.5%
3
Physical sciences  
1.6%
40
Public administration and social services  
6.0%
44
Psychology  
7.5%
42
Security and protective services  
6.6%
43
Social sciences
100%
6.2%
45
Visual and performing arts  
2.2%
50
Other  
0.9%
(24,30, 31)
Total
100%
 
100%
 

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