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 Shorter University

Shorter University - Rome, GA

315 Shorter Ave, Rome, Georgia 30165

General information:(706)291-2121
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,696(1,642 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
54
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $16,300 $17,070 $17,870 -4%
Out-of-state $16,300 $17,070 $17,870 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,800 $8,200 $8,600 -5%
Other $2,900 $2,930 $2,870 2%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,600 $9,600 $9,600 0%
Other $6,800 $6,830 $6,830 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,750 $3,780 $3,780 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $28,000 $29,400 $30,540 -3%
Off Campus $33,700 $34,700 $35,500 -3%
Off Campus with Family $21,050 $22,050 $22,850 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $28,000 $29,400 $30,540 -3%
Off Campus $33,700 $34,700 $35,500 -3%
Off Campus with Family $21,050 $22,050 $22,850 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $17,500
In-state fees $370
Out-of-state tuition $17,500
Out-of-state fees $370
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $15,000
In-state fee $250
Out-of-state tuition $15,000
Out-of-state fees $250
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 447 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 447 100% $6,069,613 $13,579
Federal grants 216 48% $1,164,109 $5,389
Pell grants 216 48% $984,018 $4,556
Other federal grants 201 45% $180,091 $896
State/local government grant or scholarships 368 82% $1,123,875 $3,054
Institutional grants or scholarships 440 98% $3,781,629 $8,595
Student loan aid 315 70% $1,851,947 $5,879
Federal student loans 315 70% $1,821,797 $5,783
Other student loans 4 1% $30,150 $7,538
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,446 94% $19,846,434 $13,725
Pell grants 680 44% $3,274,406 $4,815
Federal student loans 973 63% $6,483,068 $6,663

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,696
Undergraduate enrollment 1,642
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 178
Graduate enrollment 54
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,944 933 1,011
Percent admitted 65% 64% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 64% 23% 19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 298 73%
ACT 241 59%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 550
SAT Math 430 550
SAT Writing 410 530
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 17 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 49-
Basketball 1512
Football 136-
Golf 147
Lacrosse 2119
Soccer 2621
Softball -22
Tennis 119
Track and Field, Outdoor 2534
Track and Field, X-Country 1111
Volleyball -16
Wrestling 21-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1923 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/26/2012 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1934 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 652
Motor vehicle theft 011
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 642
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate11.8%
Number in default118
Number in repayment993

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00159100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0
Category total16
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting0
Business Administration and Management, General1
Business/Managerial Economics0
Category total62
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Public Relations/Image Management0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric9
Category total9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General0
Category total3
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching27
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching7
Mathematics Teacher Education4
Music Teacher Education3
Category total41
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0
Category total5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature0
Category total2
History Colleges
History, General1
Category total13
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies15
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0
Category total18
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0
Category total0
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies0
Category total3
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0
Category total1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0
Category total15
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies0
Category total4
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2
Category total2
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General0
Category total12
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General0
Sociology0
Category total0
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies0
Religious/Sacred Music0
Category total0
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4
Fine/Studio Arts, General7
Keyboard Instruments0
Music Performance, General3
Voice and Opera0
Category total28
Grand total4