Student Achievement

47% Complete
45.8% Complete
59.2% Complete

Goal: Shorter University plans to continuously improve by utilizing student support services to increase the graduation rate. Due to the nature of the 150% Graduate Rate statistic, results due to Shorter’s implementations may take some time to see.

 

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8.7% Complete
11.8% Complete

Goal: With student loans becoming an increasing concern among college students in the U.S., Shorter University is proud to have a default rate that is lower than the national average. By preparing students for a successful life after graduation, and working to make financial aid opportunities available, Shorter plans to keep its rate lower than the national average and move towards making it lower than the GICA average. Over the past two years, Shorter has succeeded in this goal, remaining lower than the national average and bringing the gap between Shorter and the rest of GICA to less than half a percent.

 

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48% Complete

Goal: Shorter is in the process of deploying extensive surveys of new graduates and recent alumni to collect this data. Initial reports should be available by fall 2015.


1 6-year graduation rate based on Fall 2006 cohort, out of students who have never attended college before and attended full-time (Traditional/Online campus).

2 The Georgia Independent College Association (GICA) is an association of Georgia’s private (independent), not-for-profit colleges and universities. GICA counts among its members 24 four-year and 2 two-year institutions across the state of Georgia. These institutions serve over 76,000 students and provide a 6.26 billion dollar economic impact on their communities in Georgia.

3 6-year graduation rate based on Fall 2006 cohort, out of students who have never attended college before and attended full-time for reporting GICA institutions, National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov).

4 6-year graduation rate based on Fall 2006 cohort, out of students who have never attended college before and attended full-time, all 4-year institutions, National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov).

5 Fiscal Year 2013, National Student Loan Data System (nslds.ed.gov).

6 Unemployment rate of bachelor’s degree holders aged 25-29, National Center for Education Statistics. Bar shows 0-10%.