School Highlights

Shorter College serves 223 students (89% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Minority enrollment: 97%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Shorter College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

Shorter College
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
n/a
162 staff

Student Body

The student population of Shorter College has grown by 328% over five years.
The Shorter College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
223 students
1,243 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Shorter College and community college average number of enrollment of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
9:1
# Full-Time Students
199 students
519 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Shorter College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
24 students
731 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Shorter College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Shorter College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AR.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
212 students
564 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
199 students
519 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Shorter College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
24 students
731 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
46 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Shorter College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Asian
n/a
2%
% Hispanic
5%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Shorter College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
87%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Shorter College and the percentage of Black community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
3%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Shorter College and the percentage of White community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shorter College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.24
0.53
This chart display the diversity score of Shorter College and the community college average diversity score of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.14%
1.37%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Shorter College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.36%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Shorter College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$24,493
$9,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Shorter College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,300
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Shorter College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
520
SAT Writing
n/a
515
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Minority enrollment: 97%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,994 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,533 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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