Shorter University
Rome, GA 30165


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,507
Religious affiliation Baptist
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 767 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Shorter University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,820 applications and 1,113 students were granted admission. Shorter University is at the #59 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 71% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 53% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT830 to 1070
ACT18 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Shorter University's tuition was $21,300 for all students regardless of residency (20.5% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Shorter University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 52% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,310 (which is 2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Shorter University in 2016-2017, was 181, which is 70% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,840 (which is 0.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Shorter University has enrolled a total of 1,507 students (1,261 students full-time and 246 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,507 students, 156 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 1,419 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 88 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 452 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 62%

Black/African American: 26%

Hispanic: 5%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Shorter University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 19% 138 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 14% 102 34
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 11% 78 72
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 11% 75 25
Health Professions And Related Programs 10% 72
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 6% 44 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies 2% 16 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 14
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 12
Theology And Religious Vocations 1% 6

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Shorter University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Shorter University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,900. Last year, out of the total 1,329 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,209 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,139 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,036 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,900 $44,200
Employment Rate 91% 91%
Total Graduates 1,329 1,139

Campus Location

Similar Colleges

Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
Brenau University
Gainesville, GA
Brewton-Parker College
Mount Vernon, GA
Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, GA
Emmanuel College
Franklin Springs, GA
LaGrange College
Lagrange, GA
Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA
Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA
Paine College
Augusta, GA
Piedmont College
Demorest, GA
Reinhardt University
Waleska, GA
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
Wesleyan College
Macon, GA
Young Harris College
Young Harris, GA
Belhaven University
Jackson, MS
Millsaps College
Jackson, MS
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC
Newberry College
Newberry, SC
Presbyterian College
Clinton, SC
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Shorter University.

Berry College
2.3 mile away
Reinhardt University
36.9 mile away
Life University
45 mile away
Covenant College
49.9 mile away
Carver Bible College
53.7 mile away
Oglethorpe University
55.9 mile away
Morehouse College
56.9 mile away