Shorter University

Private, Four-years School Located in Rome, GA

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How much is the Shorter tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Shorter's tuition & fees is $23,258 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $36,018 when a student lives on-campus.

Shorter Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$23,258
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$9,400
On-campus Expenses$2,160
Off-campus Room & Board$10,450
Off-campus Expenses$6,501
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$23,715

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Shorter for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $97,691 at Shorter. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $143,931. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $69,678.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$23,715$35,275$17,250
Sophomore (2024-25)$24,181$35,741$17,361
Junior (2025-26)$24,655$36,215$17,475
Senior (2026-27)$25,140$36,700$17,591
4 Years Total$97,691$143,931$69,678
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$24,181$35,741$17,361
Sophomore (2025-26)$24,655$36,215$17,475
Junior (2026-27)$25,140$36,700$17,591
Senior (2027-28)$25,633$37,193$17,710
4 Years Total$99,609$145,849$70,138
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$24,655$36,215$17,475
Sophomore (2026-27)$25,140$36,700$17,591
Junior (2027-28)$25,633$37,193$17,710
Senior (2028-29)$26,137$37,697$17,831
4 Years Total$101,566$147,806$70,607
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$25,140$36,700$17,591
Sophomore (2027-28)$25,633$37,193$17,710
Junior (2028-29)$26,137$37,697$17,831
Senior (2029-30)$26,650$38,210$17,954
4 Years Total$103,560$149,800$71,086
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$25,633$37,193$17,710
Sophomore (2028-29)$26,137$37,697$17,831
Junior (2029-30)$26,650$38,210$17,954
Senior (2030-31)$27,174$38,734$18,079
4 Years Total$105,594$151,834$71,574

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Shorter' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $19,171.
In-StateOut-of-State
Shorter University$23,258
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,539
Public Schools$5,081$9,838
Private Schools$19,171

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Shorter and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Shorter UniversityRome, GA$23,258$17,000
Berry CollegeMount Berry, GA$39,376$12,600
Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley, GA$16,554$17,836
Savannah State UniversitySavannah, GA$16,219$18,852

Financial Aid and COA

At Shorter University, 1,181 students (89%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $17,678.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Shorter is $18,340 for students living on-campus and $23,731 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 309 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $20,057 and the average amount of student loans is $6,055.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$36,018
COA (off-campus)$41,409
Tuition & Fees$23,258
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,760
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,151
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,340
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,731
Average Financial Aid$17,678
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,18189%$17,678
Pell Grants53040%$5,425
Federal Student Loan74556%$7,041
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid309100%-
Grants or Scholarships309100%$20,057
Federal Grants309100%$3,920
Pell Grants14948%$5,019
Other Federal Grants309100%$1,499
State/Local Grants25883%$3,980
Institutional Grants29997%$13,243
Student Loan Aid18560%$6,055
Federal Student Loans18560%$5,383
Other Student Loans186%$6,905

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Shorter's acceptance rate is 81.20%. A total of 1,149 applicants applied to and 933 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 309 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 33.12%.
To apply to Shorter, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,149611$538
Admitted933455$478
Enrolled309153$156
Acceptance Rate81.20%74.47%88.85%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)33.12%33.63%32.64%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Shorter. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,075 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0759601,190
National Average1,168
Georgia Average1,112
SAT EBRW550500600
SAT Math525460590
ACT Composite211724
National Average24
Georgia Average22
ACT Math201624
ACT English201525

Student Population

Shorter University has a total of 1,515 students including 1,373 undergraduate and 142 graduate students. By gender, there are 658 male students and 802 female students attending Shorter. The school offers online degree programs and 423 students enrolled online exclusively (27.92% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,460 658802
Undergraduate1,332 590742
Graduate128 6860

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address315 Shorter Ave, Rome, GA
Phone706-291-2121
WEBsu.shorter.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered46 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered3 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate97.47%
Yield31.45%
Student Population1,515
Graduation Rate32%
Retention Rate72%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties72 (Full-time), 39 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs193 (Full-time), 67 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$43,325
Average Staff Salary$35,061