Shorter College Professional Studies

Shorter College Professional Studies

The Shorter College Professional Studies is a Christian, liberal arts college located in Rome, Georgia. It began operating in 1992 and is currently located on a 155-acre campus, with satellite campuses operating in Lawrenceville and Riverdale. Shorter College offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs through the following schools:

  • School of Business Management
  • School of Education and Social Sciences
  • School of Religion and International Programs

Students of Shorter College Professional Studies program can participate in intramural sports like dodgeball, basketball, kickball, skiing and white water rafting. The college also supports clubs and organizations like Delta Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Phi Mu National Fraternity, the Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators, and the Student Government Association.

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Contacting Shorter College-Professional Studies

Shorter College-Professional Studies
6151 Powers Ferry Rd Ste 170
Atlanta , GA 30339
General Phone: (800) 475-0982

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Shorter College-Professional Studies Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management370business, business management
Liberal Arts154general studies
Family and Social Work67human services
Religion and Philosophy13pre-ministerial studies

Number of programs and degrees for Shorter College-Professional Studies in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1541
Bachelor's degree3234
Master's degree1272

Shorter College-Professional Studies Student Body

In 2007-2008, Shorter College-Professional Studies had a total enrollment of 1,908 students (1,546 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 21%
Women 79%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 28%
Black 59%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 3%
25-29 11%
30-34 17%
35-39 22%
40-49 33%
50-64 13%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
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Shorter College-Professional Studies Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %

Shorter College-Professional Studies Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Atlanta, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Shorter College-Professional Studies Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Shorter College-Professional Studies Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,834
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,834
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Shorter College-Professional Studies participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 159101)

Shorter College-Professional Studies Faculty

Shorter College-Professional Studies has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track57

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$62,2870*
Associate professoracademic year3$62,1852*
Assistant professoracademic year1*5$53,610
All faculty totalacademic year7$60,3997$55,236

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Shorter College-Professional Studies Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies

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Shorter College-Professional Studies Highlights

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