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2011 Common Data Set: Shippensburg University

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Table of Contents: Click on the sections in the table below

A. General Information
 
B. Enrollment and Persistence 
C. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission 
D. Transfer Admission 
E. Academic Offerings and Policies 
F. Student Life 
G. Annual Expenses 
H. Financial Aid 
I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size 
J. Degrees Conferred 

A. General Information

A1. Address Information

Name of College or University  
Shippensburg University
Address, City/State/Zip 
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Main Phone 
717-477-7447
WWW Home Page Address 
Admissions Phone Number 
717-477-1231
Admissions Toll-free Number 
1-800-822-8028
Admissions Office Mailing Address 
Old Main 105, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg University
 Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Admissions Fax Number 
717-477-4016
Admissions E-mail Address 
URL application site on the Internet 

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A2. Source of Institutional Control

Source of Control
Public

A3. Classification of Undergraduate Institution

Classification
Coeducational

A4. Academic Year Calendar

Academic Calendar
Semester

A5. Degrees Offered

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's; Post-Bachelor's Certificate; Master's; Post-Master's Certificate; Certificate

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B. Enrollment and Persistence

B1. Institutional Enrollment (Men & Women):

Undergraduates 
Full-Time
 
Part-Time
 
Men
 
Women
 
Men
 
Women
 
Degree-seeking, first-time freshmen
876
 
870
 
2
 
4
 
Other first-year, degree-seeking
404
 
350
 
10
 
7
 
All other degree-seeking
2,017
 
2,271 
 
117
 
138
 
Total degree-seeking
3,297
 
3,491 
 
129
 
149
 
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses
12
 
12
 
17
 
25
 
Total undergraduates 
3,309 
 
3,503 
 
146 
 
174 
 
First-professional 
First-time, first-professional students
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
All other first professionals
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
Total first-professional 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
N/A
 
Graduate 
Degree-seeking, first-time
45
 
78
 
44
 
82
 
All other degree-seeking
49
 
115
 
163
 
341
 
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses
1
 
1
 
37
 
95
 
Total graduate 
95
 
194 
 
244 
 
518
 
Total all undergraduates
7,132
 
Total all graduate and professional students
1,051 
 
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS
8,183 
 

B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category:

 
Degree Seeking, First Time,
 First Year
 
Degree Seeking, 
Undergraduates
 
Total Undergraduates
Non-resident aliens
4
 
21
 
26
 

Black or African American, non-Hispanic/ Latino

120
 
440
 
441
 
American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-Hispanic/ Latino
1
 
12
 
12
 
Asian, non-Hispanic/ Latino
11
 
69
 
70
 
Hispanic/ Latino
68
 
216
 
216
 
White, non-Hispanic/ Latino
1,422 
 
5,839 
 
5,885 
 

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/ Latino

2 8 8

Two or more races, non-Hispanic/ Latino

88 165 166
Race/Ethnicity unknown
36
 
296
 
308 
 
Total
1,752
 
7,066
 
7,132 
 

Persistence

B3. Number of Degrees Awarded from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011.

Certificates/diplomas
26
 
Bachelor's degrees
1,297 
 
Master's degrees
373 
 

Graduation Rates

B4 - B11. Graduation Rates:

Initial 2005 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduate students
1,499 
 
Of initial 2005 cohort, number that did not persist nor graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, official church missions

4

 
Final 2005 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions
1,495 
 
Of initial 2005 cohort, number that completed the program in four years or less
622
 
Of initial 2005 cohort, number that completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less
239
 
Of initial 2005 cohort, number that completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less
29
 
Total graduating within six years
890
 
Six-year graduation rate for 2005 cohort
60%
 

Retention Rates

B22. Retention Rates:

Percentage of full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students who entered as freshmen in fall 2010 (or summer 2010) enrolled as of Fall 2011 official enrollment date .
70%
 

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C. First-time, First-year (Freshman) Admission

Application

C1. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Students:

Total men applied
3233
 
Total women applied
3650
 
Total men admitted
2578 
 
Total women admitted
2926 
 
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled
876
 
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled
2
 
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled
870
 
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled
4
 

C2. Freshman Wait-Listed Students

Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?
No
 

Admission Requirements 

C3-C5  High School Requirements

High school requirement for degree-seeking students
High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college preparatory program requirement
Required
High school units recommended
English 4
Mathematics 3
Lab Science 3 
Foreign Language 3  
Social Sciences 3

Basis for Selection

C6. Open Admission Policy

Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED's are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications?
No
 

C7. Importance of Factors in First-Time, First-Year, Degree-Seeking Admission Decisions

Academic Factors
 
Rigor of secondary school record
Very Important
Class rank
Very Important
Academic GPA
Very Important
Standardized test scores
Very Important
Application Essay
Considered
Recommendations
Considered
Nonacademic Factors
 
Interview
Considered
Extracurricular activities
Considered
Talent/ability
Considered
Character/personal qualities
Considered
First generation
Not Considered
Alumni/ae relation
Not Considered
Geographic residence
Not Considered
State residency
Not Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment
Not Considered
Racial/ethnic status
Not Considered
Volunteer work
Considered
Work experience
Considered
Level of applicant's interest
Considered

SAT and ACT Policies

 

C8. Entrance Exams

Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants?
Yes
Use of test in admission: SAT or ACT

Required

ACT with or without Writing component for admission

Accepted

Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores for admission?
No
Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores for advising?
Yes
Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores for placement?
Yes
Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores in place of an application essay?

No

Does your institution use applicants' SAT and/or ACT essay test scores as a validity check on the application essay?
No
Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission 
rolling
Tests used by the institution for placement

SAT, ACT, Institutional Exam

 

Freshman Profile:

C9. Percent of First-Time, First-Year Students who Submitted SAT/ACT Scores

Percent submitting SAT scores
99.5%
Number submitting SAT scores
1,744
Percent submitting ACT scores
12.0%

Number submitting ACT scores

211
 

Percentile Scores

   
25th Percentile 
 

75th Percentile

SAT Critical Reading  
440 
 
530
SAT Math  
440 
 
540
SAT Writing  
420 
 
510
ACT Composite  
17 
 
22

 

 

Percent of First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Students with Scores in Each Range

 
SAT Critical Reading
 

SAT Math

SAT Writing 
700-800
0.6%
 
0.5%
0.3%
600-699
7.4%
 
9.9%
3.6%
500-599
34.4%
 
34.5%
29.5%
400-499
49.8%
 
47.5%
51.6%
300-399
7.6%
 
7.5%
14.2%
200-299
0.2%
 
0.1%
0.8%

 

 
ACT Composite
 
30-36
0%
24-29
19.9%
18-23
53.1%
12-17
27.0%
6-11
0%
below 6
0%

 

C10. High School Class Rank

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class
6.9%
 
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
21.2%
 
Percent in top half of high school graduating class
57.4%
 
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class
42.6%
 
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
11.8%
 
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank
81.8%

C11 - 12. High School GPA:

C11. High School GPA:

Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
13.9%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
13.3%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
14.3%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
20.7%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99
26.7%
 
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49
10.2%
 
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99
0.9%
 
Percent who had GPA below 1.0
0.0%
 

C12. High School GPA:

Average High School GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted GPA:
3.15
 
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA
98.9%
 

Admission Policies

C13. Application Fee

Does your institution have an application fee?
Yes
Amount of application fee
$30
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need?
Yes
Fee for students using on-line application

Same fee

Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial needs

No


C14. Application Closing Date

Does your institution have an application closing date?
No
 

C15. Terms Other than Fall

Are first-time, first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?
Yes
 

C16. Notification of Admission Decision

Notification to applicants of admission decision sent
Rolling
 

C17. Reply Policy for Admitted Applicants

Date by which admitted applicants must reply ( Extensions until May 1st Granted )
April 1
Deadline for housing deposit (Month/Date)
April 1

Amount of Housing deposit

$100
Refundable Housing deposit if student does not enroll
No
 

C18. Deferred Admission

May students postpone enrollment after admission?
Yes
 
Maximum Period of postponement
1 year
 

C19. Early Admission of High School Students

Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high school graduation?
Yes
 

 

Early Decision and Early Action Plans:

C21. Early Decision

Does your institution offer an early decision plan for first-time, first-year (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment?
No
 

C22. Early Action

Do you have a non-binding early action plan whereby students are notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date but do not have to commit to attending your college?
Yes
Early action closing date
Rolling
Early action notification date
Rolling
Early action plan is "restrictive" (limits students from applying to other early plans)
No

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D. Transfer Admissions

Fall Applicants

D1. Enrollment of Transfer Students

Does your institution enroll transfer students?
Yes
 
May transfer students earn advanced standing credit by transferring credits earned from course work completed at other colleges/universities?
Yes
 

D2. Number of Students who Applied, were Admitted, and Enrolled as Degree-Seeking Transfer Students

 
Applicants
 
Admitted Applicants
 
Enrolled Applicants
 
Men
546
359
216
Women
495
346
203
Total
1041
705
419

Application for Admission

D3. Terms for which Transfer Students May Enroll

Terms for which transfer students may enroll Fall; Spring; Summer; Winter

D4. Minimum Number of Credits Required for Transfer Student to Enroll

Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman?
No
 

D5. Items Required of Transfer Students to Apply for Admission

College transcript(s)
Required of all
Essay or personal statement
Recommended of all
High school transcript
Required for some
Standardized test scores
Required for some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Required of all
Interview
Recommended for some

D6-D8. Required GPA for Transfer Students

Minimum high school grade point average required of transfer applicants
N/A
 
Minimum college grade point average required of transfer applicants
2.2
 
Other application requirements specific to transfer applicants
N/A
 

D9. Application Priority, Closing, Notification, and Candidate Reply Dates for Transfer Students

Fall
 
Rolling admission
 
Spring
 
Rolling admission
 
Summer
 
Rolling admission
 
Winter
Rolling admission

D10. Open Admission for Transfer Students

Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students?
N/A
 

D11. Additional Requirements for Transfer Admission

Additional requirements for transfer admission
N/A
 

Transfer Credit Policies:

D12-D17. Transfer Credit Policies

Lowest grade that may be transferred for credit
C
 
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution
N/A
 
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution
N/A
 
Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn an associate's degree
N/A
 
Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree
45
 
Other transfer credit policies
N/A
 

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E. Academic Offerings & Policies

E1. Special Study Options: Programs Available

Accelerated program
Cooperative Education program 
Distance Education 
Double Major 
Dual Admission

Honors program 
Independent Study
Internships
Raider Plan 
Study Abroad 
Teacher Certification program


E3. Core Curriculum Requirements: Areas in which Students are Required to Complete Course Work Prior to Graduation

Diversity Requirement
English (including composition) 
History 
Humanities 

Mathematics
Political, Economic, and Geographic Sciences
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social Sciences 



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F. Student Life 

F1. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Degree-Seeking Students and Degree-Seeking Undergraduates in the Following Categories

 
First-time, First-year, Freshman
 
Undergrads
 
Percent who are from out of state (excluding international/nonresident aliens)
6.9%
 
6.2%
 
Percent of men who join fraternities
n/a
 
6.0%
 
Percent of women who join sororities
n/a
 
6.0%
 
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing
87.3%
 
36.5%
 
Percent who live off campus or commute
12.7%
 
63.5%
 
Percent of students age 25 and older
0.3%
 
6.1%
 
Average age of full-time students
18.4
 
20.6
 
Average age of all students (full- and part-time)
18.4
 
20.9
 

F2. Activities Offered

Campus Ministries
Choral groups
Concert band
Dance 
Drama/Theater 
International Student Organizations
Jazz band
Literary Magazine 
 
Marching band 
Music ensembles
Musical theater
Radio station 
Student government 
Student newspaper 
Television station 
Yearbook

F3. ROTC

Programs offered on campus
Army ROTC
Programs offered at cooperating institutions
None

F4. Housing: Types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for undergraduates

Coed dorms
Apartments 
Suites
Wellness Housing
Theme Housing

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G. Annual Expenses (2011-2012)

G1. Undergraduate Full-Time Tuition, Required Fees, Room and Board

 
First-year
 
Undergrads
 
In-district
$6,240 
 
$6,240 
 
In-state (out-of-district)
$6,240 
 
$6,240 
 
Out-of-state
$15,600
 
$15,600 
 
Non-resident aliens
$15,600 
 
$15,600 
 
Required fees
$2,616 
 
$2,616 
 
Room and board (on-campus)
$7,620 
 
$7,620 
 
Room only (on campus)
$3,980 
 
$3,980 
 
Board only (on-campus meal plan)
$3,640 
 
$3,640 
 

G2. Credits per Full-Time Tuition

Minimum number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition
12
 
Maximum number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition
18
 

G3-G4. Tuition and Fees by Year of Study and Instructional Program

Do tuition and fees vary by year of study?
No
 
Do tuition and fees vary by instructional program?
No
 

G5. Estimated Expenses for a Typical Full-Time Undergraduate Student

 
Residents
 
Commuters
(living at home)
 
Commuters
(not living at home)
 
Books and supplies
$1,200
 
$1,200
 
$1,200
 
Room only    
$3,980 
 
Board only  
$3,640 
 
$3,640 
 
Transportation
$1,200
 
$1,200 
 
$1,200 
 
Other expenses
$1,914
 
$1,914
 
$1,914
 

G6. Undergraduate Per-Credit-Hour Charges (tuition only)

In-district
$260 
 
In-state (out-of-district)
$260 
 
Out-of-state
$650
 
Non-resident aliens
$650
 

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H. Financial Aid

Items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 are reported for 2011-2012 estimated
 

Federal Methodology (FM) needs-analysis is used in awarding institutional aid

H1. Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

 
Need-based

 $ 

 
Non-need-based

  $ 

 
Scholarships/Grants     
Federal
$8,465,097
$12,000
State
$6,795,514
$23,375
Institutional

$342,938

$278,111
Other external
$1,515,576
$1,126,645
Total Scholarships/Grants 
$17,119,125
$1,440,131
Self-Help     
Student loans from all sources
$27,492,888
$13,948,042
Federal work study
$137,872
 
State and other work-study
$500,190
$763,012
Total Self-Help 
$28,130,950
$14,711,054
Parent Loans 
$2,538,670
$5,728,289
Tuition Waivers 
$1,009,133
$827,875
Athletic Award 
$306,066
$311,090

H2. Number of Enrolled Students Receiving Aid

List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who applied for and received financial aid. Aid that is non-need-based but that was used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid. Numbers should reflect the cohort receiving the dollars reported in H1. 

 
First-time Full-time Freshmen
 
Full-time Undergrads (inc. fresh)
 
Less than Full-time Undergrads
 
a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduates (CDS item B1) 1,746 6,788 278
b) Number in line a who were financial aid applicants 1,605 5,674 175
c) Number in line b determined to have financial need 1,194 4,448 157
d) Number in line c who received any financial aid 1,161 4,336 146
e) Number in line d who received need-based gift aid 864 3,020
98
f) Number in line d who received need-based self-help aid
1,045
3,963
127
g) Number in line d who received non-need-based gift aid
40
137
0
h) Number in line d whose need was fully met
107
541
7
i) Average percentage of need met of students who received need-based aid
55%
 
60%
 
40%
 
j) The average financial aid package to those in line d
$7,512
$8,103
$6,298
k) Average need-based gift award of those in line e
$5,996
$5,957
$4,354
l) Average need-based self-help award of those in line f
$3,319
$4,254
$4,272
m) Average need-based loan of those in line f
$3,196
$3,958
$3,818
n) Number in line a with no need who received non-need gift aid
115
474
23
o) Average aid package of those in line n

$3,682

$4,578
$2,507
p) Number of students in line a who received a non-need-based athletic grant or scholarship 69 289 0
q) Average dollar amount of non-need-based athletic grant and scholarships awarded to students in line p $1,884 $2,135 $0

H4-H5. Undergraduate Loan Information

Percent of 2011 graduating undergraduate class (graduated between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011) who have borrowed through all loan programs

78%
 
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line
$24,818
 

Percent of 2011 graduating undergraduate class (graduated between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011) who have borrowed through federal loan programs

76%
 
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line
$20,563
 

 

H6-H7. Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens

Policy regarding financial aid for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident alien students
Institution-administered need-based and non need-based financial aid is available for nonresident students
Number of nonresident students who received need- or non-need-based aid in the last academic year
19
 
Average dollar amount awarded to nonresident students in the last academic year
$12,675
 
Total dollar amount awarded to nonresident students in the last academic year
$240,818

Financial Aid forms that nonresident alien first year financial aid applicants must submit

Institution's own financial aid form
 

H8. Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

Financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit
FAFSA
 

H9-H11. Filing, Notification, and Reply Dates for First-Year (Freshman) Students

Priority date for filing required financial aid forms
March 15
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms
None
Students notified
On rolling basis
Students must reply by (date)
Within 2 weeks of notification

H12. Types of Loans Available

Direct Subsidized Stafford 
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford 
Direct PLUS Loans
 
Federal Perkins Loans 
Alternative loans

H13. Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

Federal Pell 
SEOG 
State scholarships/grants 
Private scholarships 

Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) 
Smart Grant 
College/University gift aid from institutional funds

 

H14. Criteria Used in Awarding Institutional Aid

Non-Need  Need-Based 
Academics 
Athletics 
 
Academics 

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I. Instructional Faculty and Class Size

I-1. Number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2011

 
Full-time
 
Part-time
 
Total
 
a.) Total number of instructional faculty
323
96
419
b.) Total number who are members of minority groups
47
3
50
c.) Total number who are women
138
48
186
d.) Total number who are men
185
48
233
e.) Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
NA
NA
NA
f.) Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree
293
31
324
g.) Total number who's highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's
29
65
94
h.) Total number who's highest degree is a bachelor's
1
0
1
i.) Total number who's highest degree is unknown or other (note: items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.)
0
0
0
j.) Total number in stand-alone graduate/professional programs in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students
18
8
26

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Fall 2011 Student to Faculty ratio (based on 6918.67 FTES students and 334 FTEF faculty).
21 to 1
 

I-3. Undergraduate Class Size

Undergraduate Class Sizes
2-9
 
10-19
 
20-29
 
30-39
 
40-49
 
50-99
 
100+
 
Total
 
Class Sections
29
226
361
250
160
85
0
1111
Class Subsections (example: laboratory)
0
41
14
0
0
0
0
55

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J. Degrees Conferred

J1: Percentage of Diploma/Certificates, Associate, & Bachelor's degrees awarded 

Category
Diploma/Certificates
Bachelor's
CIP 2000 Categories to Include
Biological/life sciences  
4.9%
 
26
Business/marketing  
24.2%
 
52
Communications/journalism  
5.9%
 
9
Computer and information sciences  
4.5%
 
11
Education  
13.8%
 
13
English  
4.9%
 
23
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics  
0.3%
 
16
Health professions and related programs   0.4% 51
History

 

3.9%

54
Mathematics and statistics  
1.5%
 
27
Natural resources and conservation  
2.3%
 
3
Parks and recreation   2.5% 31
Physical sciences  
2.1%
 
40
Public administration and social services  
3.5%
 
44
Psychology  
8.6%
 
42

Homeland Security, law enforcement, firefighting,

and protective services

 
6.6%
43
Social sciences
100%
6.0%
45
Visual and performing arts  
3.3%
 
50
Other   
0.8%
30
Total 
100%
  100%  

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