Shepherd University

#5736 / #1565
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
Public university in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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About Shepherd University

According to Wikipedia, Shepherd University is a public university in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the university enrolled 3,159 students in Fall 2020. History Shepherd University began when the county seat of Jefferson County, West Virginia, was moved from its temporary location in Shepherdstown back to Charles Town in July 1871. The people of Shepherdstown and vicinity decided to use the vacated courthouse for educational purposes. An article of incorporation for a school to be known as Shepherd College, designed to instruct students “in languages, arts and sciences,” was drawn up and signed by C. W. Andrews, Alexander R. Boteler, C. T. Butler, G. M. Beltzhoover, David Billmyer, Samuel Knott, and Henry Shepherd. This body of incorporators gave itself power to elect instructors, pay salaries, and prescribe courses of study. Professor Joseph McMurran was appointed first principal of the institution, which opened with 42 students in September 1871, under the authority of the board of trustees.

Shepherd University's Online Degrees

MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Required Credits: 30-36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Required Credits: 30-36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MS in Data Analytics and Information Systems
  • Required Credits: 30-36
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online

Shepherd University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

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How Much Does Shepherd University Cost To Attend?

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How Much Do Shepherd University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Shepherd University, then you can expect to earn an average of $43,000 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Shepherd University's Demographics

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Where is Shepherd University?

Shepherd University is located at 301 North King St, Shepherdstown WV 25443

How Safe is Shepherd University?

Shepherd University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Shepherd University Known For?

Shepherd University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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Who Are Shepherd University's Most Influential Alumni?

Shepherd University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Communications, History, and Nursing. Here are some of Shepherd University's most famous alumni:

Matt K. Lewis
Matt K. Lewis
An American political pundit.
David Plunkert
An American artist.
Gina Marie Groh
A United States District Judge.
Arthur Edward Ruark
An American physicist.
Tiffany Lawrence
An American politician.
John J. Cornwell
An American politician .
Franke Wilmer
An American politician.
Bob Holmes
An American politician.
John Doyle
A Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Michael Folk
An American politician.
Ronald F. Miller
An American politician.
Eric Householder
An American politician.

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