Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs
Marietta, GA 30067


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Non Traditional
Total enrollment 326
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist
Student to faculty ratio 20:1
Campus housing No
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-College of Adult & Professional Programs is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 14 applications and 9 students were granted admission. Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs is at the #62 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 50% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,775 (which is 31.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs in 2016-2017, was 2, which is 100% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $9,500 (which is 61.2% above 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-College of Adult & Professional Programs has enrolled a total of 326 students (213 students full-time and 113 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 326 students, 29 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 22% men and 78% women and 249 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 77 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 33 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 58%

White: 23%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Hispanic: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%


Listed below are the 4 largest majors offered at Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs.

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
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 48% 510 100
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 16% 170 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 12% 124 0
Education 0% 0

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-College of Adult & Professional Programs 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-College of Adult & Professional Programs graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,100. Last year, out of the total 573 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 539 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 747 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 695 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $35,100 $44,200
Employment Rate 94% 93%
Total Graduates 573 747

Campus Location

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