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Special Programs

Anchor Program
Through a partnership with the Arkansas State Department of Community Corrections, Shorter College has been able to recruit individuals currently participating in parole or probation programs. Parole and Probation Officers actively recruit participants for the program which offers participants an opportunity to gain additional support. Together, ACC and SC (parties) will promote higher education as a way of impacting recidivism and instilling a vision for a better way of life.

Early Start Dual-Enrollment Program
Through a new partnership with the North Little Rock School District, beginning Fall 2015, high school students enrolled at North Little Rock High School will have the opportunity to enroll in classes at Shorter College. This program would enable students to complete college-credited course work while still seeking their high-school diploma. These college credit hours will then be counted toward completion of an undergraduate program upon graduation from high school.

Right Start Program
A partnership developed betweed Shorter College and the Arkansas Department of Youth Services now allows youth under the care of the state juvenile justice system to enroll in classes through Shorter College. The first class of nine (9) students began instruction in the summer of 2015 and the number of enrollees for the approaching academic year continues to increase. This collaboration is believed to be the first of its kind; bridging the gap between youth who have been committed to the care of the state juvenile detention system and opportunities to pursue an academic degree at an institution of higher education.

Adult Education Program (GED)
The Adult Education Program at Shorter College is founded on the belief that all students can learn and that education, along with the proper tools will help develop skills necessary for a successful future. The Adult Education program prepares and empowers adult students to achieve their education, career, and individual goals. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for further education and enhance fundamental skills required for job placement or advancement.

Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Program
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a grant worth over $13 million to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board and the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services to fund the Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project. This state-wide coordinated effort is intended to benefit Arkansans who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Project partners include state agencies, U of A Global Campus Professional and Workforce Development, Shorter College, and iDatafy LLC.


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Shorter College is a private, faith-based, two-year liberal arts college located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1886 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Shorter College is one of the nation’s 110 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and the only private, two-year HBCU in the nation. For more than a decade, the offerings and innovations from our institution have led Shorter College to a continuing ranking as the fastest-growing college campus in Central Arkansas.
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