Shorter University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,300

4.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,447

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.85%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.2%

1,820 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,507

83.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

37.2%

166 Graduates

About

Shorter University is a higher education institution located in Floyd County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Shorter University were General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (36 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (34 degrees).

In 2016, 450 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shorter University. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (284 degrees), 2.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (107 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter University is $21,300, which is $-3,115 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter University is $21,300, which is $-3,115 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,447.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,300

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Shorter University was $21,300. The cost of tuition at Shorter University is $-3,115 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$17,447

2016 Value

2.45%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Shorter University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,447. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Shorter University grew by 2.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,925

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shorter University was of $9,925 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Shorter University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.09% with respect to 2015, when 97% 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.

9.85%

2015 Default Rate

106

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Shorter University was 9.85%, which represents 106 out of the 1076 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 University received 1,820 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.2% annual growth. Out of those 1,820 applicants, 1,113 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,507 students enrolled at Shorter University in 2016, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shorter University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,113

Accepted Out of 1,820

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shorter University was 61.2% (1,113 admissions from 1,820 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.2%, while admissions grew by 9.12%.

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SAT Scores

53%

Submission Percentage

168

Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at Shorter University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shorter University has a total enrollment of 1,507 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter University is 1,261 students and the part-time enrollment is 246. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Shorter University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shorter University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.5% White, 26.5% Black or African American, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0.531% Asian, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0664% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Shorter University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.6%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Male (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (31.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.5%) and White Female (25.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shorter University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,507 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter University is 1,261 and the part-time enrollment is 246. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Shorter University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Shorter University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    927

  2. Black or African American

    399

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    72

The enrolled student population at Shorter University is 61.5% White, 26.5% Black or African American, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 0.531% Asian, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0664% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 12 students (0.796%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 98 more women than men received degrees from Shorter University. The majority of degree recipients at Shorter University are white (284 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (107 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shorter University is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (36 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (34 degrees).

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 (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (22 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 University are Accountants & auditors (1,073,638 people), Miscellaneous managers (742,886 people), Financial managers (422,727 people), Chief executives & legislators (314,905 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (288,627 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Business (157 degrees), and Protective Services (25 degrees).

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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 University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Pharmacists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Shorter University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Business (157 degrees), and Protective Services (25 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (584,427 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (552,419 people), Banking & related activities (485,533 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (485,490 people), and Hospitals (422,633 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Business (157 degrees), and Protective Services (25 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 University.

Most Common

  1. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shorter University was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 176

  2. 274

In 2016, 176 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter University, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (274).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.879 times less than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 66 degrees were awarded to women at Shorter University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 35% of students graduating from Shorter University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shorter University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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. White

    284 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    107 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shorter University is white (284 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (107 degrees).

1.11% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    177 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    107 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Shorter University is white female (177 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (107 degrees).

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Operations

Shorter University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $633k (4.29%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Shorter University had a total expenditure of $37.5M. Of that $37.5M, they spent $13.1M on salaries and $37.5M on benefits.

Shorter University employs 59 Assistant professors, 15 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Shorter University are Male Assistant professors (35), Female Assistant professors(24), and Female Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 40 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Management with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.8M

2015 Endowment

1.46%

decline from 2014

Shorter University has an endowment valued at about $14.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Shorter University declined 1.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.9M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $267k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Shorter University received $267k 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

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$13.1M

Salary Expenditure

$37.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Shorter University had a total expenditure of $37.5M. Of that $37.5M, they spent $13.1M on salaries and $37.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$13.1M

2015 Salaries

2.43%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Shorter University paid a median of $13.1M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($37.5M) and a 2.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.27% growth from 2013 and a 8.93% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.05M

Instructional Salaries

98

Number of Employees

In 2015, Shorter University paid a total of $5.05M to 98 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

59 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shorter University were Assistant professor with 59 employees; Associate professor with 15 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; and Management with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shorter University was Male Assistant professor with 35 employees, Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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