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 Shepherd University

Shepherd University - Shepherdstown, WV

301 N. King St, Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443-3210

General information:(304)876-5000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:Town: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,393(4,240 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,234 $5,234 $5,554 -6%
Out-of-state $13,574 $14,046 $14,418 -3%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,228 $7,720 $8,130 -5%
Other $2,000 $2,125 $2,200 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,562 $16,179 $16,984 0%
Off Campus $6,334 $6,334 $6,654 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,334 $6,334 $6,654 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $23,902 $24,991 $25,848 -4%
Off Campus $14,674 $15,146 $15,518 0%
Off Campus with Family $14,674 $15,146 $15,518 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $350
In-state fees $5,204
Out-of-state tuition $1,300
Out-of-state fees $13,118
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan X
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $262
In-state fee $5,768
Out-of-state tuition $964
Out-of-state fees $7,586
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 651 86% --
Grant or scholarship aid 512 67% $3,106,150 $6,067
Federal grants 269 35% $1,180,784 $4,390
Pell grants 267 35% $1,037,646 $3,886
Other federal grants 173 23% $143,138 $827
State/local government grant or scholarships 303 40% $1,157,833 $3,821
Institutional grants or scholarships 219 29% $767,533 $3,505
Student loan aid 473 62% $3,612,736 $7,638
Federal student loans 473 62% $3,296,588 $6,970
Other student loans 31 4% $316,148 $10,198
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,028 74% $32,853,665 $10,850
Pell grants 1,335 33% $5,343,245 $4,002
Federal student loans 2,310 57% $17,999,056 $7,792

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,480 $9,606 $10,144
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,877 $7,618 $7,960
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,567 $7,354 $8,382
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,313 $12,240 $11,916
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,963 $13,315 $13,776
$110,001 and more $13,075 $14,056 $14,532

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,393
Undergraduate enrollment 4,240
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 424
Graduate enrollment 153
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$45

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,024 841 1,183
Percent admitted 88% 85% 90%
Percent admitted who enrolled 85% 39% 37%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 316 41%
ACT 424 55%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 460 560
SAT Math 450 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 17 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 54 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1314
Football 128-
Golf 12-
Lacrosse -27
Soccer 3131
Softball -19
Tennis 89
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1950 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/29/2011 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1993 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

03/28/1998 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

10/01/1992 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations1111 6
Liquor law violations141813
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 655
Liquor law violations 1235
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 6910
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 2698
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 6910
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 1468
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate6.8%
Number in default55
Number in repayment801

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00382200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General18-
Category total18-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting7-
Business Administration and Management, General921
Category total11821
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Category total18-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General0-
Information Technology4-
Category total31-
Education Colleges
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-7
Curriculum and Instruction-4
Elementary Education and Teaching35-
Music Teacher Education-0
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-2
Category total8713
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0-
Category total7-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0-
Category total10-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature2-
Category total2-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse43-
Category total43-
History Colleges
History, General0-
Category total23-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies94-
Category total94-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General2-
Category total8-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies19-
Category total19-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Category total45-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General6-
Category total6-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General0-
Category total18-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work17-
Category total17-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General0-
Political Science and Government, General0-
Sociology0-
Category total37-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General43-
Music, General0-
Category total47-
Grand total1834