Shorter University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,828
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,490
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.06%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
97.5%
871 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,515
77.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.5%
100 Graduates

About

Shorter University is a higher education institution located in Floyd County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Shorter University were General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees awarded), Teacher Education & Professional Development (25 degrees), and Accounting (9 degrees).

In 2022, 362 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shorter University. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (226 degrees), 3.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter University is $22,828, which is $−5,502 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Shorter University is $22,828, which is $−5,502 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,490.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Shorter University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$22,828
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Shorter University was $22,828. The cost of tuition at Shorter University is $−5,502 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$13,490
2022 Value
17.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Shorter University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,490. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Shorter University grew by 17.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,925
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shorter University was of $9,925 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Shorter University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.25% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.06%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Shorter University was 3.06%, which represents 19 out of the 621 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Shorter University received 871 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 24.2% annual growth. Out of those 871 applicants, 849 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,515 students enrolled at Shorter University in 2022. 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shorter University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
849
Accepted Out of 871

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shorter University was 97.5% (849 admissions from 871 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 24.2%, while admissions declined by −9%..

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage (2022)
40
Scores Submitted (2022)

15% of enrolled first-time students at Shorter University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shorter University had a total enrollment of 1,515 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Shorter University is 1,175 students and the part-time enrollment is 340. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at Shorter University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shorter University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.1% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 9.37% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 1.25% Asian, 0.594% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.198% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shorter University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Male (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Male (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shorter University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,515 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter University is 1,175 and the part-time enrollment is 340. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at Shorter University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Shorter University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Shorter University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    956 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    266 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    142 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Shorter University is 63.1% White, 17.6% Black or African American, 9.37% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 1.25% Asian, 0.594% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.198% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 42 students (2.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 68 more women than men received degrees from Shorter University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Shorter University is white (226 degrees awarded). There were 3.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Shorter University is General Business Administration & Management (57 degrees awarded), followed by Teacher Education & Professional Development (25 degrees) and Accounting (9 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Shorter University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (25 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shorter University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,741,888 people), Accountants & auditors (1,055,706 people), Other managers (787,550 people), Secondary school teachers (533,202 people), and Financial managers (510,714 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Education (58 degrees), and Business (132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shorter University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Shorter University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Education (58 degrees), and Business (132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shorter University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,208,764 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (595,311 people), Computer Systems Design (568,514 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (525,805 people), and Banking & related activities (509,556 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), Education (58 degrees), and Business (132 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Shorter University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shorter University was General Business Administration & Management with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

147
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
215
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 147 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter University, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (215).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.915 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 54 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Shorter University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Shorter University is Female and White (51.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    226 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shorter University is white (226 degrees awarded). There were 3.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (73 degrees).

3.31% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    145 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shorter University is white female (145 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (81 degrees).

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Operations

Shorter University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 36.4k (0.248%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Shorter University had a total salary expenditure of 24.9M. Shorter University employs 35 Assistant professors, 26 Associate professors and 11 Professors. Most academics at Shorter University are Female Assistant professor (22), Male Associate professor (15), and Male Assistant professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter University are: Service, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

Endowment

$14.7M
2022 Endowment
2.78%
growth from 2021

Shorter University has an endowment valued at about $14.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Shorter University grew 2.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.6M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.6M
2022 Salaries
0.318%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Shorter University paid a median of $12.6M in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($24.9M) and a 0.318% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.91M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2022, Shorter University paid a total of $3.91M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
35 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shorter University were Assistant professor with 35 employees, Associate professor with 26 employees, and Professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter University were Service with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shorter University was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Male Associate professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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