Shippensburg, PA Colleges
Shippensburg is a borough in Cumberland and Franklin counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Settled in 1730, Shippensburg lies in the Cumberland Valley, 41 miles (66 km) west-southwest of Harrisburg, and is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1900, 3,228 people lived there; in 1910, 3,457; and in 1940, 5,244 people lived there. The population was 5,492 at the 2010 census.
Shippensburg was incorporated as a borough on January 21, 1819. In the past, there were furniture factories, engine and pump works, and other industrial works located within the town. Shippensburg is also the home of The Beistle Company, the oldest and largest manufacturer of decorations and party goods, which sells its distinctive honeycomb paper decorations worldwide. It is also the location of Pague and Fegan, the oldest continuously operated hardware store in Pennsylvania. In May 2012, Volvo Construction Equipment began a $100 million expansion project to bring its American headquarters to Shippensburg.
Shippensburg is also home to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, one of 14 universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Yearly the last full week of July, the Shippensburg Community Fair is held. Begun in 1958, the fair bills itself as Pennsylvania's largest bi-county fair. The fair includes agricultural exhibits, a craft show, food vendors, and carnival rides amongst other things.
Every summer on the last Saturday of August, Shippensburg holds the Corn Festival, an event that brings regional artisans and vendors to operate stands downtown. The downtown is closed to traffic for at least 5 blocks for most of the day. Average attendance at the festival is estimated at 60,000 - 70,000 each year.
Schools in and around Shippensburg, PA
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Four or more years; Public; $15,600 average out-state tuition; $6,240 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,745 average out-state tuition; $28,745 average in-state tuition
Chambersburg Beauty School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Franklin County Career and Technology Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto
Four or more years; Public; $18,682 average out-state tuition; $12,242 average in-state tuition
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
Four or more years; Public; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,610 average out-state tuition; $42,610 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Shippensburg
- Elementary Education
- Business Administration and Management
- Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
- Marketing/Marketing Management
- Social Work
- Environmental Studies
- English Language and Literature
- Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
- Art/Art Studies
- College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
- Political Science and Government
- Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
- Organizational Behavior Studies