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U.S. News & World Report ranks Shorter among best Southern colleges
Shorter College ranks at No. 21 on the list of comprehensive colleges that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in both the liberal arts and the professional fields. Berea College in Kentucky topped the category.
“We are pleased that Shorter College is once again ranked among the top-tier schools in the 12-state Southern region,” said Harold E. Newman, president. “Shorter is experiencing positive growth as evident in our historic-high enrollment for the fall semester. Remaining among the top-tier schools while in a growth-phase is difficult, and we are encouraged that the ranking indicates that we are growing in an intelligent manner.”
Shorter’s traditional student enrollment is expected to top 1,025 for the first time when a final tally is completed next week. Students began fall semester classes on Thursday, Aug. 17. The college also enrolls more than 1,500 students in its Professional Studies division, which offers classes for working adults in Rome, North Atlanta, Lawrenceville and Riverdale.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings were first published in 1985 and have been done annually since 1987. They are based on the results of surveys of four-year colleges and universities.
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