Shorter College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,104

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,689

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

27.9%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

446

91.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

8.7%

2 Graduates

About

Shorter College is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Shorter College were .

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shorter College. 86.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 13.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (24 degrees), 8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter College is $4,104, which is $-3,216 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter College is $4,104, which is $-3,216 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,689.

In 2016, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 88% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,104

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Shorter College was $4,104. The cost of tuition at Shorter College is $-3,216 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$14,689

2016 Value

11.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Shorter College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,689. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Shorter College grew by 11.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,738

Room and Board

$1,096

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shorter College was of $9,738 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,096. The cost of room and board increased by 1.79% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 37% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Shorter College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2015, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

27.9%

2015 Default Rate

77

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Shorter College was 27.9%, which represents 77 out of the 276 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Shorter College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 446 students enrolled at Shorter College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shorter College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shorter College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Shorter College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shorter College has a total enrollment of 446 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter College is 408 students and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Shorter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shorter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.2% Black or African American, 38.6% White, 2.91% Hispanic or Latino, 0.673% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Shorter College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (32.1%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Male (21.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shorter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 446 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter College is 408 and the part-time enrollment is 38. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Shorter College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

26%

2016 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 College was 26%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Shorter College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    255

  2. White

    172

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13

The enrolled student population at Shorter College is 57.2% Black or African American, 38.6% White, 2.91% Hispanic or Latino, 0.673% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 3 students (0.673%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 21 more women than men received degrees from Shorter College. The majority of degree recipients at Shorter College are black or african american (24 degrees awarded). There were 8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shorter College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Shorter College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (29 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shorter College are Elementary & middle school teachers (62,786 people), Miscellaneous managers (25,368 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (12,052 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (11,795 people), and Education administrators (11,160 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (29 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shorter College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Other Sales Workers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (29 degrees awarded).

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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 College are Elementary & secondary schools (96,645 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (23,112 people), Hospitals (22,949 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (15,588 people), and Computer Systems Design (14,968 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (29 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Shorter College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shorter College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4

  2. 25

In 2016, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter College, which is 0.16 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (25).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.16 times less than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Shorter College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 6.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 21% of students graduating from Shorter College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (14.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shorter College is Female and Black or African American (14.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. White

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shorter College is black or african american (24 degrees awarded). There were 8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    21 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Shorter College is black or african american female (21 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (3 degrees).

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Operations

Shorter College has an endowment valued at nearly $79.9k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Shorter College had a total expenditure of $2.82M. Of that $2.82M, they spent $1.63M on salaries and $2.82M on benefits.

Shorter College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Shorter College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 32 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.9k

2015 Endowment

43.4%

decline from 2014

Shorter College has an endowment valued at about $79.9k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Shorter College declined 43.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.04M lower than than the median endowment of Associates 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 Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Shorter College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$1.63M

Salary Expenditure

$2.82M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Shorter College had a total expenditure of $2.82M. Of that $2.82M, they spent $1.63M on salaries and $2.82M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Shorter College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.63M

2015 Salaries

8.79%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Shorter College paid a median of $1.63M in salaries, which represents 57.7% of their overall expenditure ($2.82M) and a 8.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 96% growth from 2013 and a 40.3% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$200k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2015, Shorter College paid a total of $200k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

32 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shorter College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter College were Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shorter College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Shorter College.

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