Shaw University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,808
2022 Average Net Price
$14,204
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
9.24%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
61%
2,435 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,067
84.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
13.8%
88 Graduates

About

Shaw University is a higher education institution located in Wake County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Shaw University were General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (20 degrees), and Social Work (18 degrees).

In 2022, 192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shaw University. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (115 degrees), 4.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (26 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shaw University is $11,808, which is $−16,522 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Shaw University is $11,808, which is $−16,522 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,204.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Shaw University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,808
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Shaw University was $11,808. The cost of tuition at Shaw University is $−16,522 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$14,204
2022 Value
8.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Shaw University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,204. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Shaw University grew by 8.35%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,307
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shaw University was of $8,307 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Shaw University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 19.6% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.24%
2019 Default Rate
67
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Shaw University was 9.24%, which represents 67 out of the 725 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Shaw University received 2,435 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 2,435 applicants, 1,486 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61% acceptance rate.

There were 1,067 students enrolled at Shaw University in 2022.

Shaw University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,486
Accepted Out of 2,435

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shaw University was 61% (1,486 admissions from 2,435 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 65.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants stayed by 0%, while admissions declined by −6.6%..

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Enrollment

Shaw University had a total enrollment of 1,067 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Shaw University is 900 students and the part-time enrollment is 167. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Shaw University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shaw University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.2% Black or African American, 7.4% Two or More Races, 2.72% White, 1.12% Asian, 0.656% Hispanic or Latino, 0.281% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.281% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Shaw University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (32.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (31%) and Two or More Races Female (5.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (37.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (34.3%) and Two or More Races Female (1.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shaw University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,067 students. The full-time enrollment at Shaw University is 900 and the part-time enrollment is 167. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Shaw University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Shaw University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Shaw University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    706 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    79 enrolled students
  3. White
    29 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Shaw University is 66.2% Black or African American, 7.4% Two or More Races, 2.72% White, 1.12% Asian, 0.656% Hispanic or Latino, 0.281% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.281% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 149 students (14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 28 more women than men received degrees from Shaw University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Shaw University is black or african american (115 degrees awarded). There were 4.42 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (26 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shaw University is General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (20 degrees) and Social Work (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Shaw University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (26 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (18 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shaw University are Social workers, all other (178,517 people), Police officers (141,965 people), Clergy (114,528 people), Other managers (109,373 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (88,705 people).

The most specialized majors at Shaw University in 2022 are Theology (26 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (18 degrees), Protective Services (20 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shaw University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Shaw University are Theology (26 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (18 degrees), Protective Services (20 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shaw University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (354,128 people), Elementary & secondary schools (249,995 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (155,113 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (134,939 people), and Individual & family services (132,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Shaw University are Theology (26 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (18 degrees), Protective Services (20 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Shaw University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shaw University was General Business Administration & Management with 28 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

82
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
110
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Shaw University, which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (110).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Shaw University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 2.8 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Shaw University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
19%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 8% of students graduating from Shaw University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 19% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Shaw University is Female and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 27.3% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    115 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shaw University is black or african american (115 degrees awarded). There were 4.42 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (26 degrees).

13% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    64 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    51 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shaw University is black or african american female (64 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (51 degrees).

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Operations

Shaw University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.21M (9.21%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Shaw University had a total salary expenditure of 41.3M. Shaw University employs 38 Assistant professors, 12 Instructors and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Shaw University are Female Assistant professor (21), Male Assistant professor (17), and Male Instructor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shaw University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 42 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

Endowment

$13.2M
2022 Endowment
8%
growth from 2021

Shaw University has an endowment valued at about $13.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Shaw University grew 8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.8M
2022 Salaries
0.315%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Shaw University paid a median of $13.8M in salaries, which represents 33.3% of their overall expenditure ($41.3M) and a 0.315% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.1M
Instructional Salaries
61
Number of Employees

In 2022, Shaw University paid a total of $3.1M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shaw University were Assistant professor with 38 employees, Instructor with 12 employees, and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shaw University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees, Management with 33 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shaw University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Male Instructor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Shaw University.

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