Shorter College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,200
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,913
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.52%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
223
89.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42%
21 Graduates

About

Shorter College is a higher education institution located in Pulaski County, AR. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Shorter College were N/A.

In 2020, 34 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shorter College. 67.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (33 degrees), 33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter College is $4,200, which is $−3,780 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Shorter College is $4,200, which is $−3,780 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,913.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students attending Shorter College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,200
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Shorter College was $4,200. The cost of tuition at Shorter College is $−3,780 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$14,913
2020 Value
9.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Shorter College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,913. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Shorter College grew by 9.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,173
Room and Board
$500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shorter College was of $9,173 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.21% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Shorter College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2019, when 90% 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.
9.52%
2018 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Shorter College was 9.52%, which represents 14 out of the 147 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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Shorter College has a total enrollment of 223 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter College is 199 students and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Shorter College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shorter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.2% Black or African American, 12.6% White, 1.35% Hispanic or Latino, 0.448% Two or More Races, 0.448% 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 (59.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (25.1%) and White Female (9.55%). 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

89.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shorter College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 223 students. The full-time enrollment at Shorter College is 199 and the part-time enrollment is 24. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Shorter College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2020 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 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
    190
  2. White
    28
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3

The enrolled student population at Shorter College is 85.2% Black or African American, 12.6% White, 1.35% Hispanic or Latino, 0.448% Two or More Races, 0.448% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 12 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 (33 degrees awarded). There were 33 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (5 degrees), and Protective Services (8 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 (1,034,226 people), Other managers (657,071 people), Financial managers (449,195 people), Chief executives & legislators (345,353 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (288,516 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (5 degrees), Protective Services (8 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (13 degrees), and Business (5 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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aerospace engineers

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (5 degrees), Protective Services (8 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (13 degrees), and Business (5 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 (646,032 people), Banking & related activities (485,425 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (461,666 people), Computer Systems Design (442,087 people), and Insurance carriers (417,560 people).

The most specialized majors at Shorter College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (5 degrees), Protective Services (8 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (13 degrees), and Business (5 degrees).

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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
  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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

11
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
23
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Shorter College, which is 0.478 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (23).

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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 0.444 times less than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 9 degrees were awarded to women at Shorter College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 2.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
10%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 10% of students graduating from Shorter College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 10% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 10% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shorter College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shorter College is black or african american (33 degrees awarded). There were 33 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    23 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    10 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shorter College is black or african american female (23 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (10 degrees).

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Shorter College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Shorter College had a total salary expenditure of $6.75M. Shorter College employs 13 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Shorter College are Female Instructors (7), Male Instructors(6), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, Management, with 4 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $553k - Local

As of 2020, Shorter College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $553k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.07M
2020 Salaries
7.14%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Shorter College paid a median of $4.07M in salaries, which represents 60.3% of their overall expenditure ($6.75M) and a 7.14% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 16% growth from 2018 and a 19.1% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$562k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2020, Shorter College paid a total of $562k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shorter College were Instructor with 13 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shorter College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees; Management with 4 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shorter College was Female Instructor with 7 employees, and Male Instructor with 6 employees.

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

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