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Quick Facts Fall 2017

Location Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Founded September 1871
Nickname Rams
Mascot Rambo and J.C.
Colors Blue and Gold


Total Enrollment 3,736
Undergraduate 2,956
Graduate 182
Non-Degree Seeking 598


Female 58%
Male 42%


West Virginia 61%
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, D.C., among others 39%

Housing (undergraduate)

Residence Hall 29%
Commuter 71%


Traditional (<25) 70%
Non-Traditional 30%

Military Friendly Campus

Veterans and Dependents Enrolled 188
Yellow Ribbon Program Participants (full-time) 15


In-State $7,328
Out-of-State $17,873
Room and Board $9,828

Student Financial Aid

Institutional Scholarships and Aid Awarded $4.9 million+
State and Federal Financial Aid Awarded $27 million+


Average Class Size 20
Student to Faculty Ratio 15:1


Majors, minors, and concentrations 97
Faculty holding Ph.D. or highest degree in field 88%
Academic Colleges 5
Academic Departments 20
Professional and Academic Accreditations 12

Top Degree Programs

Nursing Education 388
Business Administration 270
Secondary Education 215
Recreation and Sport Studies 194
Biology 189
Elementary Education 136
Regents Bachelor of Arts 136
Psychology 133
Computer Information Sciences 120
Communication and New Media 105

Student Success Programs

Academic Support Center Advising Assistance Center
Shepherd Success Academy TRiO
Upward Bound

NCAA II Athletic Teams

Men’s Sports Women’s Sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Lacrosse
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Soccer Tennis
Tennis Volleyball