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Shorter Demographics & Diversity

Rome, Georgia

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Shorter are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Shorter University students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 24%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 38% more female students than male students enrolled at Shorter University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Shorter has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Shorter University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Shorter University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 611
Women 841

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Shorter serves a very low number of students outside of Georgia, with 81 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Shorter University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 81%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,365 per year

45% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,452
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 25.8%
Part time Undergrads 10.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140988 IPEDS survey data for Shorter University.


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