2012 Common Data Set: Shippensburg University

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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  http://www.ship.edu/admissions/apply/

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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 776  704 
Other first-year, degree-seeking 393  329  20 
All other degree-seeking 2,011  2,129   110  168 
Total degree-seeking 3,180  3,162   133  179 
All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses 14  16  21 
Total undergraduates  3,187   3,176   149   200 
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 75  83  70  79 
All other degree-seeking 58  93  147  266 
All other graduates enrolled in credit courses 41  98 
Total graduate  134  177  258   443 
Total all undergraduates 6,712 
Total all graduate and professional students 1,012  
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS 7,724  

 

B2. Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category:

  Degree Seeking, First Time, First Year  Degree Seeking, 
Undergraduates 
Total Undergraduates
Non-resident aliens 21  29 

Black or African American, non-Hispanic/ Latino

171  507  510 
American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-Hispanic/ Latino 10  10 
Asian, non-Hispanic/ Latino 14  62  65 
Hispanic/ Latino 67  225  227 
White, non-Hispanic/ Latino 1,156   5,444  5,474 

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

2 6 6

Two or more races, non-Hispanic/ Latino

47 172 172
Race/Ethnicity unknown 24  207  219 
Total 1,485  6,654  6,712 

 

Persistence

B3. Number of Degrees Awarded from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012.

Certificates/diplomas 66 
Bachelor's degrees 1,386 
Master's degrees 393  

 

Graduation Rates

B4 - B11. Graduation Rates:

Initial 2006 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduate students 1,496  
Of initial 2006 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

0

 
Final 2006 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions 1,496  
Of initial 2006 cohort, number that completed the program in four years or less 601 
Of initial 2006 cohort, number that completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less 227 
Of initial 2006 cohort, number that completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less 27 
Total graduating within six years 855 
Six-year graduation rate for 2006 cohort 57% 

 

Retention Rates

B22. Retention Rates:

Percentage of full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students who entered as freshmen in fall 2011 (or summer 2011) enrolled as of Fall 2012 official enrollment date . 68% 

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

Application

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

Total men applied 3,090 
Total women applied 3,312 
Total men admitted 2,477  
Total women admitted 2,681  
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled 776 
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men enrolled
Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled 704 
Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women enrolled

 

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
99.3%
Number submitting SAT scores
1,475
Percent submitting ACT scores
12.2%

Number submitting ACT scores

181 

 

Percentile Scores

   25th Percentile   75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading  440  
530
SAT Math  440  
550
SAT Writing  420  
520
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 1.2% 
0.8%
0.2%
600-699 7.5% 
10.0%
5.6%
500-599 35.0% 
36.9%
29.3%
400-499 46.4% 
44.0%
49.5%
300-399 9.8% 
8.3%
14.9%
200-299 0.1% 
0.0%
0.5%

 

  ACT Composite 
30-36
0.6%
24-29
14.9%
18-23
59.1%
12-17
25.4%
6-11
0%
below 6
0%

 

C10. High School Class Rank

Percent in top 10th of high school graduating class 8.0% 
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class 25.9% 
Percent in top half of high school graduating class 58.9% 
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class 41.1% 
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class 10.9% 
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school class rank
79.1%

 

C11 - 12. High School GPA:

C11. High School GPA:

Percent who had GPA of 3.75 and higher
15.6%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
14.5%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
14.6%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24
16.7%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 27.2% 
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 10.3% 
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99 1.1% 
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: 3.16 
Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted high school GPA 99.5% 

 

Admission Policies

C13. Application Fee

Does your institution have an application fee?
Yes
Amount of application fee
$40
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

$200
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
461
335
187
Women
435
320
178
Total
896
655
365

 

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
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) 6.4%  6.0% 
Percent of men who join fraternities n/a  6.0% 
Percent of women who join sororities n/a  7.0% 
Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing 86.3%  33.0% 
Percent who live off campus or commute 13.7%  67.0% 
Percent of students age 25 and older 0.5%  6.1% 
Average age of full-time students 18.4  20.5 
Average age of all students (full- and part-time) 18.5  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 (2012-2013)

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

  First-year  Undergrads 
In-district $6,428  $6,428 
In-state (out-of-district) $6,428  $6,428 
Out-of-state $14,464  $14,464 
Non-resident aliens $14,464  $14,464 
Required fees $2,726  $2,726 
Room and board (on-campus) $7,910  $7,910 
Room only (on campus) $4,180  $4,180  
Board only (on-campus meal plan) $3,730  $3,730 

 

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     $4,767 
Board only   $1,530  $3,310 
Transportation $1,200  $1,200   $1,200  
Other expenses $1,963  $1,552  $1,963 

 

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

In-district $268  
In-state (out-of-district) $268  
Out-of-state $603 
Non-resident aliens $603 

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H. Financial Aid

Items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 are reported for 2012-2013 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
$8,413,218
$0
State
$6,174,956
$0
Institutional

$360,855

$295,647
Other external
$1,314,018
$1,040,424
Total Scholarships/Grants 
$16,263,047
$1,336,071
Self-Help     
Student loans from all sources
$29,641,831
$14,336,545
Federal work study
$205,398
 
State and other work-study
$484,839
$748,306
Total Self-Help 
$30,332,068
$15,084,851
Parent Loans 
$2,218,824
$5,286,754
Tuition Waivers 
$908,870
$880,934
Athletic Award 
$357,343
$317,981

 

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) 1,480 6,342 312
b) Number in line a who were financial aid applicants 1,376 5,349 201
c) Number in line b determined to have financial need 1,062 4,256 179
d) Number in line c who received any financial aid 1,043 4,200 173
e) Number in line d who received need-based gift aid 728 2,894
125
f) Number in line d who received need-based self-help aid
991
3,969
151
g) Number in line d who received non-need-based gift aid
32
129
1
h) Number in line d whose need was fully met
110
553
10
i) Average percentage of need met of students who received need-based aid 56%  60%  45% 
j) The average financial aid package to those in line d
$7,598
$8,168
$6,562
k) Average need-based gift award of those in line e
$6,086
$5,872
$4,283
l) Average need-based self-help award of those in line f
$3,417
$4,262
$4,310
m) Average need-based loan of those in line f
$3,339
$3,957
$3,894
n) Number in line a with no need who received non-need gift aid
99
418
31
o) Average aid package of those in line n

$4,352

$4,837
$3,792
p) Number of students in line a who received a non-need-based athletic grant or scholarship 66 285 0
q) Average dollar amount of non-need-based athletic grant and scholarships awarded to students in line p $2,281 $2,370 $0

 

H4-H5. Undergraduate Loan Information

Percent of 2012 graduating undergraduate class (graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012) who have borrowed through all loan programs

78% 
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line $27,661 

Percent of 2012 graduating undergraduate class (graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012) who have borrowed through federal loan programs

77% 
Average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in above line $23,391 

 

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 20 
Average dollar amount awarded to nonresident students in the last academic year $9,073 
Total dollar amount awarded to nonresident students in the last academic year
$181,457

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 

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 2012

  Full-time  Part-time  Total 
a.) Total number of instructional faculty
329
68
397
b.) Total number who are members of minority groups
47
3
50
c.) Total number who are women
145
31
176
d.) Total number who are men
184
37
221
e.) Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
NA
NA
NA
f.) Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree
289
19
308
g.) Total number who's highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's
37
42
79
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.)
2
7
9
j.) Total number in stand-alone graduate/professional programs in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students
19
10
29

 

I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio

Fall 2012 Student to Faculty ratio (based on 6479.33 FTES students and 329.33 FTEF faculty). 20 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
35
235
347
250
205
26
1
1099
Class Subsections (example: laboratory)
3
41
19
0
0
0
0
63

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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
Area, ethnic, and gender studies 21.2%   5
Biological/life sciences   4.8% 
26
Business/marketing   22.2%
52
Communications/journalism   5.4%
9
Computer and information sciences   3.5%
11
Education   15.9%
13
English   4.5%
23
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 6.1% 1.1%
16
Health professions and related programs   0.7% 51
History   4.5% 54
Homeland Security, law enforcement, firefighting, & protective services   8.6% 43
Interdisciplinary studies   0.6% 30
Mathematics and statistics   1.9%
27
Natural resources and conservation   2.3%
3
Parks and recreation   2.0% 31
Physical sciences   1.2%
40
Public administration and social services   4.5%
44
Psychology   8.5%
42
Social sciences
53.0%
6.1%
45
Visual and performing arts 19.7% 1.7%
50
Total 
100%
100%  

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