National magazine ranks Shippensburg University among the 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.
National magazine ranks Grove College among the best
Shippensburg University received an additional honor this week when U.S. News and World Report recognized the John L. Grove College of Business as among the best business programs in the nation.
On Aug. 17, the magazine’s “Best Colleges” 2011 ratings ranked the university as tied for 77th among all institutions in the North region. The university is also ranked 21st in the region among only public universities.
In addition to those high rankings in the region, Grove College was also recognized in the publication’s “Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Best Undergraduate Business Programs” category. The listed programs are not given a numerical ranking as institutions were in the other categories. According to the magazine, last spring it surveyed deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. They were asked to rate the quality of programs with which they’re familiar.
Dr. John Kooti, dean of the college, said, “I am very proud of the John L. Grove College of Business faculty, staff, and students for continuing 39 years tradition of excellence in business education. The U.S. News and World Report 2011 edition of undergraduate business program ranking is a wonderful testimony to this dedication.”
Grove College, established in 1971, is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Over the last four decades, the college established a tradition of excellence. In 1981, it became the first school in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the ninth college overall in Pennsylvania to become internationally accredited by the most prestigious business accrediting agency in the world, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The college is one of only 24 schools in Pennsylvania and one of approximately 593 worldwide to have earned AACSB International accreditation. Under the guidelines of accreditation, the college is committed to continuous improvement and to meet the educational needs of students, the community and the region.
More information the college is available at http://www.ship.edu/business.
Grove College again named among nation's best in new book
For the third consecutive year, the John L. Grove College of Business is ranked as one of the best business schools in the nation.
The college, with focus on the MBA program, is included in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review's annual guide to business schools. The title of the publication is Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review does not rank schools academically or hierarchically in its college or graduate school guidebooks.
"In these ever-changing economic times, education is more and more becoming the key to professional and personal success, as well as the success of our nation," said university President William N. Ruud. "Grove College and its outstanding faculty are playing an instrumental role in providing our students -- our current and future leaders -- with information and insight they need. We're pleased this dedication and the college's many successes are recognized by The Princeton Review."
According to Robert Franek, vice president-publishing of The Princeton Review, "We select schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools. We are pleased to recommend Shippensburg to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA."
The book has a two-page profile of the college with information on academics, student life and admissions. In it, the student respondents cite the college's cutting edge classrooms give high marks to faculty citing that they "tend to be very friendly and like to see success."
The ranking lists are based on surveys of 19,000 business school students during the 2007-08, 2006-07 and 2005-06 academic years. On average, 65 students at each business school were surveyed for the rankings lists appearing in the new edition of the book. The 80-question survey asked students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, themselves and their career plans. Most of the surveys were completed online at The Princeton Review's student survey site while a small percentage was paper surveys completed on the campuses.