Shorter University Has Near-Record Enrollment, Earns Regional Recognition
September 3, 2013 - Shorter University has recorded a fall semester enrollment of 1,628, marking only the second time in Shorter’s history that traditional student enrollment has topped 1,600. This year’s total represents an increase of 100 students over last fall’s enrollment of 1,528 and is only 15 students less than the institution’s all-time highest enrollment of 1,643, which was recorded in the fall of 2011.
“We are pleased to be able to report strong enrollment numbers for the fall semester,” said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. “Most importantly to us, those numbers represent individual students who have chosen to make Shorter University their home, and we are honored to have them as part of the Shorter family. We are committed to being student-focused and to providing our students with an exceptional educational experience within our Christ-centered environment.”
In addition, Shorter has again been ranked as one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. Shorter is one of 138 institutions The Princeton Review included in its recently released “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The rankings are available online at http://www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.
“Our ‘regional best’ colleges constitute only 25% of the nation’s four-year colleges – a select group, indeed,” The Princeton Review wrote in its announcement of the honor. “From hundreds of institutions we reviewed in each region, we selected these colleges and universities primarily for their excellent academic programs. We also took into account what students attending the schools reported to us about their campus experience.”
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. Shorter University is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Shorter offers traditional bachelor’s degree program in 48 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Shorter is online at www.shorter.edu.