Shorter named a "Best in the Southeast" college by The Princeton Review
August 5, 2010 - Shorter University has been named “A Best in the Southeast” college by The Princeton Review for the sixth consecutive year.
The Princeton Review rankings are based on the results of data received from administrators at colleges and universities across the nation, as well as on answers provided to an 80-question survey given to students at those schools. Shorter is one of 133 schools in the southeast that now holds this title.
“We are very pleased that Shorter is again ranked among the best colleges in the southeast,” said Shorter President Dr. Harold E. Newman. “The past year has brought positive growth to Shorter University in not only our name change, but in the form of increased enrollment, the opening of our new business college and the upcoming launch of our nursing program. Even with this growth, Shorter still remains a Christian university committed to excellence in education. We are encouraged that the rankings are one indicator that we are accomplishing this growth in an intelligent manner.”
The distinction comes just a few months after Shorter made the transition from college to university status on June 1. Additionally, Shorter has achieved record enrollment in both traditional and adult-degree programs during the last year and has also added online programs to its full compliment of degree programs. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and this fall, Shorter will launch online degrees for their Associate of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Master of Accountancy programs.
Shorter University has seen physical changes to its campus this year as well. The university’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business moved off campus into a newly renovated 30,250 square foot building located in the heart of a retail/business environment. The School of Nursing, also located off campus, will open its doors to Shorter University’s inaugural class of nursing students on Aug. 23, the first day of fall semester.
Shorter’s faculty continues to be a driving force in the overall success of the institution and its students. Two of Shorter’s longtime music faculty members, William and Mary Ann Knight, were selected as the 2010 National Teachers of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association (MNTA). Professor of English and Scholar-in-Residence at Shorter University Dr. Carmen Butcher was also recently awarded as the Georgia Author of the Year for her book, “ The Cloud of the Unknowing with the Book of Privy Counsel.”
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. Online courses are also available. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.