Shorter University

Men's D2 Coach: Wade Anderson
2 / 10
1,352 Undergrads / 1,452 Students
5 / 10
$19,217 Net Price
6 / 10
60% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Gulf South (GSC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
29% / 35%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Chattanooga Tennessee Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greenville South Carolina Area
  • Athens Georgia Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Georgia
  • Albany Georgia Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Macon Georgia Area
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Columbus Georgia Area
Where Grads Work
  • Shorter University
  • AT&T
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • UPS
  • The Home Depot
  • IBM
  • Bank of America
  • Shaw Industries
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Emory University
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Southeastern Mills
  • DeKalb County Government
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College
What Grads Do
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Administrative
  • Support
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Community and Social Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • Program and Project Management
  • Healthcare Services
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
420 - 560
470 - 560
950 - 1200
16 - 23
16 - 22
18 - 23

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 400 - 510 for SAT; 6 - 8 for ACT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 1,643 792 851
% Admitted 60% 62% 59%
% Admits That Enroll 33% 34% 31%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.35
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Business (37%)
Business Administration and Management, General (32%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (12%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (12%)
Education (10%)
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management (10%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (10%)
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (7%)
Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (7%)
Psychology, General (5%)
Psychology (5%)
Elementary Education and Teaching (3%)
Accounting (3%)
Philosophy & Religious Studies (3%)
Religion/Religious Studies (3%)
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (2%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (2%)
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$22,370
Books & Supplies$1,200
Cost of Living$9,400
Personal Expenses$2,160
Sticker Price$35,130

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship100%$15,037
Federal Grants49%$4,735
Pell Grants49%$4,461
Other Federal15%$878
State & Local Grants79%$3,251
Institutional Grants96%$10,552
Student Loans77%$6,365
Federal Loans76%$5,717
Other Loans7%$7,183

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $12.5 Million $8,640

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $27,000.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $19,001 $287

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 11.2%

Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,560 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $43,200

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 5.77 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 29% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape - -
Fondling - -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 1 1
Motor Vehicle Theft - -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Business-dominant, with other professional programs
Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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