2016-17 Shorter University Fast Facts

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, associate’s, and master’s programs.

Founding Year:

1873

We are proud to offer:

42 Majors

43 Minors

Traditional Student:Teacher Ratio

14:1

Financial Aid:

99% of our students receive financial aid

Honor Societies:

10

NCAA Sports:

20

Student Organizations

31

Enrollment


Fall 2016 Student Type Undergraduate Graduate Total
Traditional 990 0 990
Online 359 88 447
Adult & Professional Studies 233 77 310
Other 70 0 70
Total 1652 165 1817

Gender


Male Female
Traditional 497 493
Online 151 296
Adult & Professional Studies 73 237

Freshman Test Scores


25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Composite Score 1210 1540 1376
ACT Composite Score 18 23 21

Degrees Awarded 2016-2017


Associate Bachelor Master
Main Campus (Traditional + Online) 24 273 58
Adult & Professional Studies 56 89 47

Student Religious Affiliations


Percentage
Baptist 41.7%
Church of Christ 1.8%
Church of God 1.6%
Episcopal 0.3%
Lutheran 0.2%
Methodist 3.4%
Pentecostal 1.8%
Presbyterian 1.0%
Other Evangelical/Protestant 1.3%
Non-denominational 25.6%
Catholic 5.6%
All Christian Groups/Denominations 84.3%
Other Religions/Affiliations 1.4%
No preference listed 9.6%
No Data 4.7%

Students by State


Main Campus (Traditional + Online)
Alabama 93
Armed Forces Europe 1
California 3
Florida 54
Georgia 1158
Hawaii 3
Idaho 1
Illinois 2
Kentucky 4
Maryland 10
Minnesota 1
Mississippi 2
Missouri 1
Nevada 1
New Hampshire 3
New Jersey 2
New York 5
North Carolina 11
Ohio 2
Oklahoma 1
Oregon 1
Pennsylvania 4
South Carolina 6
Tennessee 23
Texas 8
Virginia 6
Washington 1

International Students by Country


Main Campus (Traditional + Online)
Australia 1
Belgium 1
Canada 1
Costa Rica 1
Ecuador 1
France 6
Germany 2
Italy 1
Jamaica 1
Kenya 1
Nepal 1
Pakistan 2
Paraguay 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Serbia 1
Spain 1
Sweden 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2

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