Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has once again been named a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional University and Top Public School. In the 2022 “Best Colleges” rankings released today, Ship is ranked 27th among Top Public Schools on the list for Regional Universities (North) and 94th on the Best Colleges list for Regional Universities (North).

“I’m proud to see our university recognized by this prestigious ranking, but it comes as no surprise. It confirms what we already know. Ship provides a quality education and is a standout in our region and the state,” said Dr. Charles E. Patterson, interim president of Shippensburg University.

The rankings are created using thoroughly vetted academic data from U.S. News & World Report surveys and reliable third-party sources. The data used in these rankings pertain to fall 2019 and earlier. Therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic could not impact the data schools submitted. Nonetheless, to account for the huge disruption to higher education, test-blind schools were re-introduced in the rankings and reduced emphasis is placed in the rankings on admissions data and alumni giving data.

The data focuses on several different factors including student outcomes and standardized test scores. Faculty resources including class size, faculty with highest degree in their field and student-to-faculty ratios are also scored.

“Our dedicated expert faculty, unique hands-on learning opportunities and industry aligned programs all contribute to the robust and meaningful academic experience that is a Ship education. We are honored to see this work acknowledged by this ranking,” said Dr. Tom Ormond, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.

Learn more about how U.S. News calculated the 2022 Best Colleges rankings.