Shorter University receives high marks from two notable college rankings


ROME — The 2018 Best Colleges Rankings by U.S. News & World Report ranked Shorter University among the “Best Regional Colleges in the South” and among the “Best Colleges for Veterans.” Shorter tied for No. 33 on the regional rankings and came in at No. 12 on the list of schools that best serve veterans.

“We are pleased that U.S. News has once again counted Shorter among the region’s best colleges and has recognized us for the educational opportunities we provide to veterans,” said Shorter University President Don Dowless. “Shorter University is committed to providing a high-quality, Christ-centered education rooted in the mission of Transforming Lives through Christ. It is gratifying to be included in rankings that recognize us for excellence in these efforts.”

The U.S. News rankings follow closely Shorter’s inclusion on The Princeton Review’s “Best Southeastern Colleges” list. In August, Shorter was also ranked No. 37 on Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Bang for the Buck – Southeast” institutions, and Best Degree Programs placed the University at No. 7 on its list of the “30 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Business Administration at Private Colleges.”

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at

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