U.S. News ranks Shippensburg among best in region

U.S. News & World Report again ranks Shippensburg University among the top universities in the North in its book "America's Best Colleges 2009."

In the annual rankings, Shippensburg is tied for 58th among all institutions in the North region.

"Once again, U.S. News and World Report has reviewed various measures and concluded that Shippensburg University deserves to be ranked among the very best universities and colleges in the region and has recognized us for that accomplishment," said University President William N. Ruud.

"I again compliment all members of the campus community on this achievement since the measures involve various aspects of the campus. The fact that three other universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (Millersville, West Chester and Bloomsburg) are ranked in the top 100 is also a testament to the quality of education system-wide, and that we serve the citizens of Pennsylvania well."

Shippensburg is in the "Universities-Master's" category in the U.S. News rankings and is among 572 universities in the category nationwide. Data was gathered from and about each institution in 15 areas. The indicators related to academic quality include peer assessment; student retention; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving rates.

Shippensburg is tied with College of St. Elizabeth, Marywood University, Millersville, Niagara University, Suffolk University and Wheelock University.