Student Achievement

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.

Student Data

Unduplicated 12-month headcount and total FTE, by student level: 2015-16


Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2016

 

Percent of all students enrolled, by race/ethnicity, and percent of students who are women: Fall 2015


Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2016

 


Graduation and Retention

Retention rates for first-time students pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees: Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016


Source: IPEDS College Navigator

 

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates of full-time, first-time, bachelor’s degree-seeking undergraduates within 4 years, 6 years, and 8 years: 2008 cohort


Source: IPEDS Data Center

 

Graduation and transfer-out rates of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates within 150% of normal time to program completion: 2009 cohort


Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2016

 

Graduation rates of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates within 150% of normal time to program completion, by race/ethnicity: 2009 cohort


Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2016

 

6-Year graduation rate by gender for students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees:
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of “Normal Time” to Completion for Their Program


Source: IPEDS College Navigator

 


Employment and Finances

Three-year official cohort default rates:


Source: IPEDS College Navigator; National Average

 

Survey of 2017 Graduates Employed or in Grad School:

 

Total Numbers
% of Total Employed or in Grad School

Christian Studies Division

(10 out of 10 responses to survey)
% Christian Studies Employed or in Grad School

Communication Studies Division

(6 out of 6 responses to survey)
% Com Studies Employed or in Grad School

English, Modern Languages, and Liberal Arts Division

(5 out of 5 responses to survey)
% EMLLA Studies Employed or in Grad School

Mathematics Division

(1 out of 1 responses to survey)
% Math Employed or in Grad School

Natural Sciences Division

(11 out of 11 responses to survey)
% Natural Sciences Employed or in Grad School

Social Sciences Division

(7 out of 7 responses to survey)
% Social Sciences Employed or in Grad School

School of Education

(18 out of 18 responses to survey)
% Education Employed or in Grad School

Brady School of Nursing

(12 out of 20 responses to survey)
% Education Employed or in Grad School

School of Fine and Performing Arts

(11 out of 11 responses to survey)
% Arts Employed or in Grad School