Shorter College is a four-year, liberal arts Southern Baptist-affiliated college located in Rome, Ga. The college was founded in 1873 as a women's college, the Cherokee Baptist Female College. It was renamed in 1877 to Shorter Female College because of the financial contributions of Alfred and Martha Shorter. The college offers bachelor's degrees in more than 30 major areas. Its School of Business accepts students in the accelerated format for the associate of science in business, the bachelor of science in business administration and management, the master of business administration and the master of arts with a major in leadership programs. It has athletic teams in various sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and track and field. The college also provides individual counseling services through a licensed professional counselor to assist enrolled students in overcoming personal and academic difficulties. Shorter College offers various financial options to working adult students.