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Shorter University (Shorter)

315 Shorter Ave, Rome, GA

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Shorter provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Rome, Georgia and operated as a private institution. The school maintains a Baptist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Enrollment at Shorter exceeds a thousand annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Shorter offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, school records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken to apply to Shorter University. Scores in a range of 18 - 24 on the ACT or 1260 - 1630 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for admission. Shorter University admits about 60 percent of applicants yearly. Of those students admitted, around 32 percent of students registered for enrollment.

The cost of tuition is approximately $20,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. Student housing is available for students, which costs approximately $5,100 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

This school has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NAIA. Sports available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)
  • Lacrosse (NAIA Division I)

Students may visit the Shorter University website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, student services, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Shorter accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Shorter University is about 1,500, with undergraduate students making up about 94% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $20,000-$25,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $610 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$15,014
Receiving Student Loans68%$7,087
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Shorter University may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Shorter University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years33%
Graduating in 5 Years13%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1934)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2012)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2012)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Shorter is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Basketball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Football (Gulf South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Shorter University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Shorter University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
62.89%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
99%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
20

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$19,924