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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania – Tuition & Success Analysis

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,837

Average annual cost of attendance: $20,796

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $25,250

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $15,639

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $16,788

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $20,258

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $23,398

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $24,068


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 56%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 72%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $45,000

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 70%

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Admissions

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rate: 88%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 440 to 540

SAT Critical Reading: 430 to 530

SAT Writing: 410 to 520

ACT English: 16 to 23

ACT Math: 16 to 23

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 31%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 70%

Typical student debt: $25,250

Typical monthly loan payment: $268

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Majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 5%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 25%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 4%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 4%
  • Education – 8%
  • Engineering – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 6%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 1%
  • History – 4%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 6%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 3%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 3%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 10%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 6%
  • Social Sciences – 7%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, visit their website.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Diversity


Overall Composition at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania full time:  95%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania part time:  5%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania:  5%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 11%

Hispanic: 5%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 1%

White: 77%

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 14.0

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.