A Georgia Baptist Institution
Shorter College Ranked Among Best Colleges in Two Separate Listings
This ranking follows closely Shorter’s inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report 2008 “ America’s Best Colleges” rankings, which placed Shorter College among the South’s top baccalaureate colleges. This marks the seventh consecutive year Shorter has made that list. Shorter College ranked at No. 22 on the list of baccalaureate colleges, a new category that includes institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs. The liberal arts account for fewer than half of their bachelor’s degrees, and they also offer programs in professional fields such as business and education. Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas topped the category.
“It is gratifying that Shorter is again ranked among the top-tier schools in the South,” said Dr. Harold E. Newman, president. “The past year has brought positive growth to Shorter College in the form of increased enrollment, the apartment building construction, and the development of our strategic plan for the future. This fall, we are looking for another record enrollment in our programs for traditional students, and our Professional Studies programs have an all-time high enrollment. We are encouraged that the rankings are one indicator that we are accomplishing this growth in an intelligent manner.”
In the fall of 2006, Shorter’s traditional student enrollment topped 1,040 for the first time. Fall semester classes began Thursday, Aug. 23, and 2007 enrollment figures will be collected when a final tally is completed next week. The college also enrolls more than 1,800 students in its Professional Studies division, which offers classes for working adults in Rome, North Atlanta, Lawrenceville and Riverdale.
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