Office of Academic Affairs
Sherman-Tyree Bldg (Suite 104)
604 Locust Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
P (501) 374-6305


Dear Shorter College Students and Community Members,

We are elated that you have chosen Shorter College as the preferred institution of choice to bring your academic and professional goals to fruition.

Founded in 1886 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Shorter College remains committed to its foundational principles of providing educational excellence through various equity and access platforms to help each student realize their fullest potential. Regardless of your path (to continue academic undertakings at a four-year institution or enter the workforce), we use a robust holistic approach to ensure current and future success by instilling the Four C’s in each student under our watch–competency, citizenship, culture and character.

Our various programs equip you with the knowledge base and skills set needed for success in your discipline/field of study. Faculty members incorporate multiple modalities of delivery to help cater to different learning styles thereby helping each student on a clear path to success and completion. All this is in keeping with our mantra of “You Fit Here”—creating and sustaining a safe and comfortable space for all students during their academic journey.

Shorter College has a cadre of highly qualified, professional, dedicated, passionate and caring personnel (faculty/staff) who will help you in achieving your goals. This handbook is designed as a guide to provide preliminary information about our programs, course offerings, policies, procedures and other essential services that are key for your success.

Given our commitment to student success, please feel free to reach out to the Office of Academic Affairs/Student Affairs should you require additional information, need further clarification or if you want to provide constructive feedback on how we may better support you. We pride ourselves on providing premium individualized and caring services for all our students. We look forward to working closely with you and welcome the opportunity to serve you in preparation for the future. Welcome to Shorter College–the small college of big dreams where you start here and soar anywhere!

Dr. Hansen Stewart
Dean of Academic Affairs & Student Affairs