2017-18 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 2017 Student Type Undergraduate Graduate Total
Traditional 919 0 919
Online 349 117 466
Adult & Professional Studies 113 39 152
Other 135 0 135
Total 1516 156 1672

Gender

Male Female
Traditional 440 479
Online 146 320
Adult & Professional Studies 37 115
Other 63 72

Freshman Test Scores

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Composite Score 700 1060 934
ACT Composite Score 17 24 21

Degrees Awarded 2017-2018

Associate Bachelor Master
Main Campus (Trad + Online) 25 269 80
Adult & Professional Studies 9 45 36

Student Religious Affiliations

Percentage
Baptist 46.1%
Church of Christ 2.4%
Church of God 2.0%
Episcopal 0.5%
Lutheran 0.1%
Methodist 2.8%
Pentecostal 1.7%
Presbyterian 1.2%
Other Evangelical/Protestant 1.4%
Non-denominational 22.7%
Catholic 5.6%
All Christian Groups/Denominations 86.5%
Other Religions/Affiliations 1.5%
No preference listed 7.7%
No Data 4.3%

Students by State

Main Campus (Trad+ Online)
Alabama 88
California 3
Delaware 1
Florida 61
Georgia 1115
Hawaii 4
Illinois 1
Kentucky 3
Louisiana 1
Maryland 4
Michigan 1
Mississippi 4
Missouri 1
Nevada 1
New Jersey 2
New Mexico 1
New York 3
North Carolina 11
Ohio 2
Oklahoma 1
Oregon 2
Pennsylvania 2
South Carolina 14
Tennessee 25
Texas 6
Virginia 3
Washington 1

International Students by Country

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

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