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Home » Colleges »Shorter College

Shorter College


Established in 1873 as a women's college named the Cherokee Baptist Female College, Shorter College is a Christian liberal arts college. In 1877, it was renamed as Shorter Female College in honor of its benefactor Alfred and Martha Shorter. In 2010, it is expected to rename as "Shorter University". The main campus of this Georgia College is positioned in the attractive city of Rome and covers 155-acre campus area. The institute also operates satellite campuses in Lawrenceville, Riverdale and North Atlanta. Shorter College is well known for its academic excellence and Christian commitment. Total enrollment is more than 1,000 students and they are served by six degree-granting academic schools named

  • School of Education and Social Sciences
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Nursing
  • School of the Arts
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Science and Mathematics

    Course Details:

    Courses offered at Shorter College, GA are wide and varied. Science, music, conservation and resource management, drama and performing arts are the popular subjects of study. Shorter College degree programs also include

    Drama And Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

    Business And Management

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics

    Computer Science And Engineering

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

    Conservation And Resource Management

  • Environmental Science

    Nutrition And Exercise Therapy

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

    Religion And Philosophy

  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music


  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General


  • Mathematics, General


  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Public Relations/Image Management


  • Music Performance, General
  • Piano and Organ
  • Voice and Opera

    Education And Teaching

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education

    Fine Arts

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General

    Liberal Arts

  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

    Therapy And Counseling
  • Psychology, General

    Admission Procedures:

    Since Shorter College does not offer open admission policy, and thus all applicants do not get the privilege to study here. Students are selected according to their academic grade point average, SAT or ACT scores, and required essay. Shorter College admission committee also reviews the student's goals and understanding with the purpose of the College.

    Accommodation Facilities:

    A large number of Shorter College students live on campus as the institute provides excellent accommodation facilities. Near the campus, various affordable housing options are also present where the students can put up a stay.

    Contact Details:
    Shorter College
    315 Shorter Avenue
    Rome, GA 30165
    Telephone number: (706) 291-2121