Shepherd University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 5000

Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000

(304) 876-5212

(800) 344-5231

Fax: (304) 876-5165



Contact: Randall Friend

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 5000

Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000

(304) 876-5000

www.shepherd.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,044

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 707

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,554

Graduate enrollment: 141

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 65%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Shepherd University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(304) 876-5000
Website:www.shepherd.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.shepherd.edu/admissions/apply-to-shepherd
Address:301 North King St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Setting:31
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,779
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):38%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,037 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,170
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,482
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,237

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Shepherd University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Shepherd University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education34
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total1275

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Shepherd University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Shepherd University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,170
Out-of-state$17,482
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,830
Out-of-state$11,196

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid58192%
Grant or scholarship aid49478%$7,237
Student loan aid36157%$10,100

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,79176%$12,573
Federal student loans1,94453%$9,339

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Shepherd University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Shepherd University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,546646900
Percent admitted100%90%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%37%36%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Shepherd University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,779
Undergraduate enrollment3,436
Graduate enrollment343

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Shepherd University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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