Shorter College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,800
14.3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,182
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.14%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
321
91% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
10.5%
4 Graduates

About

Shorter College is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Shorter College were General Studies (16 degrees awarded), Entrepreneurial Studies (6 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (4 degrees).

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shorter College. 75.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (25 degrees), 6.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter College is $4,800, which is $−3,312 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Shorter College is $4,800, which is $−3,312 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,182.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Shorter College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Shorter College was $4,800. The cost of tuition at Shorter College is $−3,312 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$13,182
2022 Value
0.783%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Shorter College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,182. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Shorter College grew by 0.783%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,176
Room and Board
$500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shorter College was of $9,176 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Shorter College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.9% with respect to 2021, when 87% 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.
1.14%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Shorter College was 1.14%, which represents 2 out of the 176 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Shorter College had a total enrollment of 321 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Shorter College is 292 students and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Shorter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shorter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.5% Black or African American, 23.1% White, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.623% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Shorter College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (45.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (26.7%) and White Female (13.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shorter College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 321 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter College is 292 and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 91% of students enrolled at Shorter College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

32%
2022 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 32%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Shorter College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    236 enrolled students
  2. White
    74 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Shorter College is 73.5% Black or African American, 23.1% White, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.623% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 15 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 (25 degrees awarded). There were 6.25 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Shorter College is General Studies (16 degrees awarded), followed by Entrepreneurial Studies (6 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (4 degrees).

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 (1,034,573 people), Other managers (735,276 people), Financial managers (495,916 people), Chief executives & legislators (382,876 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (280,409 people).

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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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

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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 (696,970 people), Computer Systems Design (526,984 people), Banking & related activities (494,065 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (491,618 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (417,406 people).

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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 (2022)
  1. 16 degrees awarded
  2. 6 degrees awarded
  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Shorter College was General Studies with 16 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
22
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter College, which is 0.318 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (22).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter College in General Studies, which is 0.455 times less than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter College in General Studies, which is 2.2 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
12%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Shorter College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 12% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (13.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Shorter College is Female and Black or African American (13.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    25 degrees awarded
  2. White
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shorter College is black or african american (25 degrees awarded). There were 6.25 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (4 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    18 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    7 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shorter College is black or african american female (18 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 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 employs 12 Instructors. Most academics at Shorter College are Female Instructor (7), and Male Instructor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 27 employees, Management, with 14 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$6.53M
2022 Salaries
31.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Shorter College paid a median of $6.53M in salaries, a 31.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$629k
Instructional Salaries
12
Number of Employees

In 2022, Shorter College paid a total of $629k to 12 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.63% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
12 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shorter College was Instructor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees, Management with 14 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shorter College was Female Instructor with 7 employees, and Male Instructor with 5 employees.

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

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