Facts and Stats

Located 40 miles southwest of Harrisburg in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, Shippensburg University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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• Fall 2016 enrollment was 7,000 students - 6,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduates
• 2,100 undergraduates live on campus in nine residence halls
• Most students are from Pennsylvania, but many hail from 20 other states and 15 nations

• The student-to-faculty ratio is 20 to 1, allowing for personalized education
• 95% of our 325 full-time instructional faculty members have terminal degrees
• All classes are taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants

  • Nine residence halls including suite-, traditional-, and apartment-style options
  • ShipRec Center includes a fitness studio with cardio machines, an elevated running track, racquetball and squash courts, and four multipurpose courts
  • 20 NCAA Division II teams and 24 intramural and club sports
  • Student Services, Inc. (SSI) serves as the voice of the student university affairs and coordinates more than 150 academic, athletic, performing arts, and special interest clubs and organizations through the Student Senate and Activities Planning Board
  • Ceddia Union Building serves as the student union and activities area, providing places to eat, play, lounge, and meet
  • Child care center provides superior care for children of students, faculty, and staff with certified teachers and the highest level of licensing
  • Ezra Lehman Memorial Library provides Web access to:
    - Its holdings
    - The holdings of the State Library and 24 other academic libraries
    - A variety of full-text databases, electronic books, and Internet sites
  • Library collection contains more than two million items, including:
    - Bound volumes
    - Microform pieces
    - Periodicals
    - Audiovisual titles
    - Government documents
    - University archives
  • The Computing Technologies Center maintains multiple computer labs for student use
  • Each student receives an e-mail account and access to the Internet