Shorter College

School Highlights

Shorter College serves 569 students
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.

Top Rankings

Shorter College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

Shorter College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Shorter College has grown by 994% over five years.
The Shorter College diversity score of 0.55 is equal to the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment569 students1,407 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Shorter College and community college average number of enrollment of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students-580 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 2017-18 school year data.
# Part-Time Students-827 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 2017-18 school year data.
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
2%
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
48%
18%
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 2019-20 school year data.
% White
47%
64%
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 2019-20 school year data.
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 Score0.550.55
This chart display the diversity score of Shorter College and the community college average diversity score of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
8%
29%
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 2017-18 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
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 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$25,250$9,686
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 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,250
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 2018-19 school year data.
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Shorter College is Arkansas Baptist College (2.4 miles away).
Recent Articles
What states are home to the most diverse and least diverse community colleges? In our exclusive diversity report, we analyze our data to determine how much diversity there is on community college campuses throughout the United States. In addition, learn about the benefits of attending a community college with a diverse student body.
As the third wave of TAACCCT grants are issued, we take a look at how community colleges are using this federal money to beef up job training programs across the country.
We take a closer look at the Upward Bound program, which is designed to prepare students for college whom might not otherwise succeed due to economic or family factors.
Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,990 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.