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Ship Demographics & Diversity

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Ship are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 10%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 20% more female students than male students enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Ship has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,783
Women 3,347

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Ship serves a very low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,560 per year

41% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.2%
Part time Undergrads 5.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216010 IPEDS survey data for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.