When Shippensburg entered the Space Age, we rocketed toward many changes.
Beginning on January 7, 1959, the State Council of Education approved graduate work leading to the Master of Education degree. As in the twenties, a name change wasn't too far behind. We were authorized as Shippensburg State College on January 8, 1960. The State Council of Education authorized our arts and sciences curriculum on April 18, 1962, and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program was initiated on September 1, 1967.
On November 12, 1982, the governor of the Commonwealth signed Senate Bill 506 establishing the State System of Higher Education. Shippensburg State College was designated as Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania effective July 1, 1983. But you can call us Ship for short.