Founded in 1871, Shippensburg University has a long and proud history centered on serving the educational, social and cultural needs of our students. We were the first normal school in Pennsylvania to be chartered as a state teachers college and the first to be accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Ship's primary commitment is to student learning and personal development through effective and innovative teaching, plus a wide variety of high-quality, out-of-class experiences. Our ultimate goal is to have students fully develop their intellectual, personal and social capabilities to perform as competent citizens prepared to embark on a career immediately upon graduation or after advanced study.
The Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CMPDC) supports all Ship students, faculty, staff, families, employers and organizations, and alumni up to one year after graduation. Its services go far beyond just helping you find a job. The CMPDC also helps you with resumes, cover letters, applications, portfolios, the interview process, professionalism, and more. The center also holds workshops and career fairs throughout the year.
Need help with visiting campus, requesting information or applying? We’re here for you! Our staff is ready to support you as you take your first steps toward an education at Shippensburg University. You can also meet us in your town by finding us at events near you.
Living away from home means more freedom, excitement, maybe some nervousness, new experiences and best of all, new friends. We know all of this, and we promise we are always ready to help you feel right at home.
Our university’s health services are available to all undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the comprehensive health fee, which is billed as part of your tuition and fees.
Shippensburg University has both institutional and specialized accreditations. The university holds accreditations by:
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