Shippensburg University’s John L. Grove College of Business is home to one of’s 2021 Best Degrees in Marketing. Marketing programs from across the country were assessed to create a list of 50 top programs, with Ship’s marketing program landing in the number ten spot.

“The marketing faculty at the John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University are pleased and excited to receive this ranking from Our students continue to compete for the best internships and jobs, and through their hard work and perseverance they are able to do incredible things,” said Dr. W. Adam Powell, associate professor of marketing and Chair of the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

According to, the list was created after an extensive search across hundreds of higher education institutions. The top 50 were determined from an assessment of relevant data with a focus on accessibility and affordability, as well as student opportunities for professional development, campus involvement and specialized university centers dedicated to marketing.

“We have a Small Business Development Center on campus, as well as the Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation, which both provide additional opportunities and resources to our students,” said Powell.

Ship is set to launch a new marketing program concentration, digital marketing and analytics. The program was created to meet the needs of students and the ever-changing business environment.

The AACSB accredited John L. Grove College of Business is home to several ranked programs including a Best Degrees in finance,  human resources management and supply chain management.

Shippensburg University has recently earned a wide array of accolades, including:

    • US News & World Report (Regional Universities North 2021)
      • Top Public Schools
      • Best College for Veterans
      • Best Value Schools
      • Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans
      • Best Online MBA Programs
    • Best Degrees in Finance, Marketing and Supply Chain Management by (Grove College, 2021)
    • Best Business Schools by The Princeton Review (Grove College, 2021)
    • PNGAS Guard Friendly School 2021
    • Top ranked school for supply chain management, human resources management and finance by (2020)
    • First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success
    • College of Distinction for Business, Education and Engineering.
    • College of Distinction for Career Development, Equity and Inclusion, and Military Support
    • Top Master’s in Science Education program by
    • Leading Financial Planning School, by Financial Planning