Shorter College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,200
2.34% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,559
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
27.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
221
78.3% Full-Time

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 2019, 36 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shorter College. 80.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (35 degrees), 35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter College is $4,200, which is $−3,624 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter College is $4,200, which is $−3,624 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,559.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,200
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Shorter College was $4,200. The cost of tuition at Shorter College is $−3,624 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$13,559
2019 Value
15.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Shorter College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,559. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Shorter College grew by 15.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,975
Room and Board
$500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shorter College was of $8,975 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of room and board decreased by 9.51% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 54.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Shorter College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.16% with respect to 2018, when 98% 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.
27.8%
2017 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Shorter College was 27.8%, which represents 44 out of the 158 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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Enrollment

Shorter College has a total enrollment of 221 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter College is 173 students and the part-time enrollment is 48. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Shorter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shorter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 93.7% Black or African American, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, 1.81% White, 1.36% Two or More Races, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shorter College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (65.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shorter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 221 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter College is 173 and the part-time enrollment is 48. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Shorter College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

36%
2019 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 36%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
    207
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6
  3. White
    4

The enrolled student population at Shorter College is 93.7% Black or African American, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, 1.81% White, 1.36% Two or More Races, 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% 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 Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 22 more women than men received degrees from Shorter College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Shorter College is black or african american (35 degrees awarded). There were 35 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1 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 Human Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Protective Services (7 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (20 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shorter College are Accountants & auditors (991,250 people), Other managers (722,085 people), Financial managers (495,319 people), Chief executives & legislators (376,869 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (272,391 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Human Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Protective Services (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (20 degrees), Business (5 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (0 degrees).

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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 College are Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Human Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Protective Services (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (20 degrees), Business (5 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (0 degrees).

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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 (671,624 people), Banking & related activities (491,592 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (485,647 people), Computer Systems Design (484,306 people), and Insurance carriers (418,382 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Human Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Protective Services (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (20 degrees), Business (5 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (0 degrees).

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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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, 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

7
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
29
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter College, which is 0.241 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (29).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.25 times less than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Shorter College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 4 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
N/A
Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shorter College is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A 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
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shorter College is black or african american (35 degrees awarded). There were 35 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1 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
    28 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Shorter College is black or african american female (28 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (7 degrees).

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Operations

Shorter College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Shorter College had a total salary expenditure of $6.33M. Shorter College employs 11 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Shorter College are Female No academic ranks (6), Male No academic ranks(5), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter College are: Management, with 8 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Shorter College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Shorter College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as 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. $224k - Local

As of 2019, Shorter College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $224k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.38M
2019 Salaries
16%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Shorter College paid a median of $4.38M in salaries, which represents 69.2% of their overall expenditure ($6.33M) and a 16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19.1% growth from 2017 and a 64.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$408k
Instructional Salaries
11
Number of Employees

In 2019, Shorter College paid a total of $408k to 11 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
11 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
8 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shorter College were No academic rank with 11 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter College were Management with 8 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shorter College was Female No academic rank with 6 employees, Male No academic rank with 5 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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