2018-19 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:

43 Majors

44 Minors

(Based on unique degree CIP codes, 17-18 academic year.)

Traditional Student:Teacher Ratio

14:1

Financial Aid:

99% of our students receive financial aid

Honor Societies:

10

NCAA Sports:

20

Student Organizations

26

Enrollment

Fall 2018 Student Type Undergraduate Graduate Total
Traditional 897 0 897
Online 298 100 398
Adult & Professional Studies 40 13 53
Other 139 0 139
Total 1374 113 1487

Gender

Male Female
Traditional 430 467
Online 112 286
Adult & Professional Studies 14 39
Other 68 71

Freshman Test Scores

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Composite Score 920 1120 1030
ACT Composite Score 18 24 21

Degrees Awarded 2018-2019

Associate Bachelor Master
Main Campus (Trad + Online) 24 261 79
Adult & Professional Studies 8 22 18

Student Religious Affiliations

Percentage
Baptist 44.4%
Church of Christ 1.5%
Church of God 2.0%
Episcopal 0.5%
Methodist 3.6%
Pentecostal 2.0%
Presbyterian 1.0%
Other Evangelical/Protestant 1.0%
Non-denominational 26.8%
Catholic 6.0%
All Christian Groups/Denominations 88.8%
Other Religions/Affiliations 1.6%
No preference listed 4.5%
No Data 5.1%

Students by State

Main Campus (Trad+ Online)
Alabama 78
Arizona 2
California 2
Colorado 1
Delaware 1
Florida 51
Georgia 1056
Illinois 1
Indiana 1
Kentucky 5
Maryland 5
Massachusetts 1
Michigan 1
Mississippi 5
Missouri 1
New Jersey 1
New York 2
North Carolina 11
Oregon 1
Pennsylvania 4
South Carolina 11
Tennessee 19
Texas 8
Virginia 6

International Students by Country

Main Campus (Trad+ Online)
ALBANIA 1
AUSTRALIA 1
BOTSWANA 1
BRAZIL 4
CZECH REPUBLIC 2
FRANCE 4
INDIA 1
NEPAL 1
PAKISTAN 1
PARAGUAY 1
SAUDI ARABIA 1
SPAIN 1
SWEDEN 1
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN
AND NORTHERN IRELAND
1

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