Shepherd University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3635 of 14,131 In the World
#1055 of 2,597 In North America
#984 of 2,496 In the United States
#6 of 26 In West Virginia

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
98%
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
2,716
Graduates
443
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Shepherd University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 98% 98% 98%
Applicants 1,651 687 964
Admissions 1,613 673 940
Freshmen enrolled full time 517 204 313
Freshmen enrolled part time 6 1 5

1,963 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

630 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2400 (76%)
Black or African American 229 (7%)
Hispanic 186 (6%)
Two or more races 137 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 75 (2%)
Asian 74 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 42 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,789
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,790$8,118
Tuition in-state $5,790$8,118
Tuition out-of-state $15,276$11,268
Fee in-district $1,994$432
Fee in-state $1,994$432
Fee out-of-state $2,948$1,134

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,110
Combined charge for room and board $10,750
Room charge $5,852
Meal charge $4,898

Shepherd University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 65 28
General Studies 85
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 73
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 40
Elementary Education and Teaching 33
Secondary Education and Teaching 31
Art & Art Studies, General 27
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 26
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 24
Social Work 22
Environmental Studies 21
Health and Wellness, General 21
Computer and Information Sciences, General 20
English Language and Literature, General 16
Psychology, General 16
History, General 14
Information Technology 14
Sociology, General 13
Political Science and Government, General 11
Economics, General 8
Nursing Practice 8
Accounting 7
Computer Engineering, General 7
Chemistry, General 6
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 6
Education, General 6
Computational and Applied Mathematics 5
Curriculum and Instruction 5
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 5
Music Performance, General 4
International & Globalization Studies 3
Music, General 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 2
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 2
Engineering Science 1
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) 1
Grand Total 626 48 8
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 46% 38% 51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 29%

Publications & Citations

Publications
406
Citations
6,770

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
108 / 1,218
Biology
89 / 1,184
Computer Science
84 / 2,936
Medicine
67 / 996
Psychology
49 / 1,161
Environmental Science
48 / 875
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
45 / 2,655
Business
30 / 233
Engineering
30 / 95
Ecology
29 / 507
Mathematics
28 / 245
Art & Design
25 / 52
Political Science
24 / 405
Chemistry
20 / 225
Sociology
20 / 66
Economics
20 / 294
Demography
19 / 244
Botany
17 / 296
Social Psychology
16 / 661
Geography and Cartography
15 / 261
Oncology and Cancer research
15 / 69
Communications and Public Relations
15 / 222
Physics
15 / 35
Health Science
14 / 537
History
13 / 30
Machine Learning
13 / 696
Zoology
13 / 182
Education Majors
11 / 146
Public Health
10 / 206
Math Teachers
10 / 33
Genetics
10 / 308
Law
10 / 122
Classics and Ancient History
9 / 0
Political Economy
9 / 102
Materials Science
9 / 21
Horticulture
9 / 105
Nursing
8 / 252
Computer Vision
7 / 534
Management Information Systems
7 / 156
Clinical Psychology
7 / 35

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 1
1992 2 10
1993 4 4
1994 0 7
1995 4 10
1996 4 14
1997 2 22
1998 3 21
1999 4 32
2000 4 51
2001 2 28
2002 11 39
2003 5 38
2004 1 58
2005 9 63
2006 8 83
2007 10 92
2008 16 103
2009 18 125
2010 13 126
2011 10 168
2012 12 205
2013 18 214
2014 22 282
2015 24 464
2016 40 576
2017 52 934
2018 41 1137
2019 27 866
2020 37 972
2021 37 961

Notable alumni

  1. Joey Travolta

    Joey Travolta
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    screenwritersingertelevision actorfilm editorfilm director
    Biography

    Joseph Allen Travolta is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and screenwriter. He is the older brother of actor John Travolta.

  2. Matt Lewis

    Matt Lewis
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Matt K. Lewis is an American conservative political writer, blogger, podcaster, and columnist for The Daily Beast, formerly with The Daily Caller, and has written for The Week. He has also appeared on CNN as a political commentator.

  3. John J. Cornwell

    John J. Cornwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1867-1953 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    publishereditorlawyerteacherpolitician
    Biography

    John Jacob Cornwell was a Democratic politician from Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Cornwell served as the 15th Governor of the US state of West Virginia. Cornwell also served in the West Virginia Senate as a state senator (1899–1905).

  4. Ricky Schmitt

    Ricky Schmitt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    American football playerCanadian football player
    Biography

    Ricky William Schmitt is a former gridiron football punter and place kicker. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Shepherd University.

  5. George William Johnson

    George William Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1944 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    George William Johnson was a lawyer and Democratic politician who served as United States Representative from West Virginia.

General info

Founded 1871
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 434
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 301 North King St
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 25443
United States
City population 2,000
Phone 3048765000
Fax +1 (304) 876 3101

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