Shippensburg University again earns national recognition from U.S. News

Shippensburg University again is listed among the top 100 universities in the northeastern United States in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

In the 2017 edition of “Best Colleges,” released yesterday, Shippensburg is tied for 95th in the regional university category among all institutions in the North, which encompasses 11 states and the District of Columbia.

Shippensburg is tied for 28th among public regional universities in the North. It is also the third highest among the 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

The John L. Grove College of Business graduate program was recognized nationally, with its online MBA program ranked 99th and its part-time MBA program tied for 191st.

In addition, the graduate program in social work in the College of Education and Human Services is tied for 141st nationally.

Grove College is tied for 326th nationally among 535 undergraduate business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. That ranking is based on two years of surveys of college deans and senior faculty members, according to U.S. News.

President Jody Harpster said the university is proud to be recognized at the national level for its academic quality. “We have a long history of providing high-quality academic programs, and this ranking reinforces that we offer our students the opportunity for an education of excellence,” Harpster said. “This honor is a testament to the quality of our students and faculty, and to all members of the campus community who support what we do.”

U.S. News said its 2017 edition of “Best Colleges” includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities. The rankings measure the strength of the academic programs at undergraduate institutions, with eligible schools ranked on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence, including freshman retention, faculty resources and graduation rates.