Facts and Stats

Located 40 miles southwest of Harrisburg in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, Shippensburg University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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  • The only state university in Pennsylvania to offer degrees in Computer Engineering (BS), Electrical Engineering (BS), Entrepreneurship (BSBA), Mechanical Engineering (BS) and Software Engineering (BS).
  • Proud to award $79,000,000 annually in grants, scholarships, student employment and loans.
  • Proud to have one of only three programs in Pennsylvania accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • A place of active recruitment for over 2,000 employers looking to hire our students.
  • Proud to have one of only seven criminal justice programs (BS) in the United States certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • A safe and supportive environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors and does not tolerate sexual misconduct or domestic violence. Ship Says No More continually works to enhance this safe environment.
  • Equipped with a health center and other wellness resources on campus.
  • Able to save students 66% on tuition versus the average private college tuition.
  • Delighted to have a performing arts center on campus, drawing crowds for Broadway performances, comedians, symphonies, internationally-known speakers, pop and rock concerts and more.
  • Equipped with a recreation center, complete with an indoor track, racquetball and squash courts, four multi-purpose courts and plenty of weights and exercise equipment.
  • Always embracing the family feel across our 210 acre campus.


  • Proud to have a Fall 2017 enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students.
  • Ranked twelfth in the nation by Great College Deals for our Disability Studies program.
  • The winner of the 2016-2017 Dixon Trophy, the award given to the top overall athletics program in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. That marked the conference record of eight wins for Ship. No other university has won the Dixon Trophy more than three times.


  • 0 Courses Taught By Assistants – Only Our Faculty Members Teach
  • 3 Colleges (College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Services, and the top-rated John L. Grove College of Business)
  • 3 Doctoral Programs
  • 18 Fulbright Scholars (16 Faculty, 2 Students)
  • 150+ Student Clubs
  • 20+ Intramural and Club Sports
  • 78% of First-Year Students Living on Campus