National magazine ranks Shippensburg among best in the North

Shippensburg University is once again ranked among the top universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report as part of its annual rankings released online today (Aug. 17).

In its 2011 edition of Best Colleges, Shippensburg is tied for 77th among all institutions in the North region. The university is also ranked 21st in the region among only public universities.

“On behalf of all members of the campus community, I can say we are proud to again be ranked among the best universities in the region as this is a compliment to all members of the Ship family,” said President Bill Ruud. “It also shows that the university is fulfilling its responsibility to the citizens of the Commonwealth by providing an education that meets the needs of students and the region.”

Shippensburg is in the “Regional University” category in the 27th annual U.S. News rankings and is among 572 universities in the category nationwide. Data was gathered from and about each institution in various areas including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving rates.

Shippensburg is tied with Lesley University in Massachusetts, Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, the State University of New York at Cortland and the New York Institute of Technology in the overall regional rankings and tied with SUNY-Cortland in the public university-only rankings.