Founded in 1871 as the Cumberland Valley State Normal School, Shippensburg University is a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and school of choice to more than 7,000 students. While most are Pennsylvania residents, Ship has also attracted students from 15 nations and 20 other states.
Why such global appeal? We’re different from other schools. All classes are taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 20 to 1, allowing for personalized instruction. And many of our undergraduate and graduate programs are recognized nationally for their excellence. In fact, U.S. News & World Report rated Ship as a top university in the north again.
At Ship, we also nurture more than young minds. We nurture healthy lifestyles at our fully equipped recreation center, and our on-site childcare center nurtures children of students and staff with superior care provided by certified teachers. These are just a few of the many reasons why students from around the world and prominent faculty are coming aboard Ship.