Shaw University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,808
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,785
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
25.1%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.6%
6,437 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,283
88.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
18.7%
86 Graduates

About

Shaw University is a higher education institution located in Wake County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Shaw University were General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees awarded), Social Work (20 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (16 degrees).

In 2020, 191 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shaw University. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (138 degrees), 7.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shaw University is $11,808, which is $−16,592 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shaw University is $11,808, which is $−16,592 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,785.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Shaw University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,808
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Shaw University was $11,808. The cost of tuition at Shaw University is $−16,592 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$17,785
2020 Value
5.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Shaw University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,785. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Shaw University grew by 5.63%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 2.19% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Shaw University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2019, when 94% 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.
25.1%
2018 Default Rate
216
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Shaw University was 25.1%, which represents 216 out of the 860 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Shaw University received 6,437 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 49.3% annual growth. Out of those 6,437 applicants, 4,542 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,283 students enrolled at Shaw University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shaw University has an overall enrollment yield of 6.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,542
Accepted Out of 6,437

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shaw University was 70.6% (4,542 admissions from 6,437 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 49.3%, while admissions grew by 66.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Shaw University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shaw University has a total enrollment of 1,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Shaw University is 1,135 students and the part-time enrollment is 148. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Shaw University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shaw University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.8% Black or African American, 10.5% Two or More Races, 2.88% Asian, 2.88% Hispanic or Latino, 1.64% White, 0.39% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Shaw University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (30.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.3%) and Two or More Races Female (8.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (46%), followed by Black or African American Female (32.2%) and Asian Female (1.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shaw University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,283 students. The full-time enrollment at Shaw University is 1,135 and the part-time enrollment is 148. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Shaw University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2020 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Shaw University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    780
  2. Two or More Races
    135
  3. Asian
    37

The enrolled student population at Shaw University is 60.8% Black or African American, 10.5% Two or More Races, 2.88% Asian, 2.88% Hispanic or Latino, 1.64% White, 0.39% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.312% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 217 students (16.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 45 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 (138 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shaw University is General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (20 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (16 degrees).

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 (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shaw University are Other managers (158,778 people), Social workers, all other (151,650 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (132,204 people), Clergy (119,477 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (77,471 people).

The most specialized majors at Shaw University are Theology (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Communications (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shaw University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Shaw University are Theology (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Communications (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Shaw University are Elementary & secondary schools (317,451 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (206,812 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (170,209 people), Religious organizations (146,129 people), and Individual & family services (123,462 people).

The most specialized majors at Shaw University are Theology (15 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Communications (14 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 16 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shaw University was General Business Administration & Management with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

73
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
118
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Shaw University, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (118).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Shaw University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.846 times less than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 19 degrees were awarded to women at Shaw University in Social Work, which is 19 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% of students graduating from Shaw University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shaw University is Female and Two or More Races (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 29.1% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    138 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shaw University is black or african american (138 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

9.42% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    89 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Shaw University is black or african american female (89 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (49 degrees).

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Operations

Shaw University has an endowment valued at nearly $11M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $766k (6.98%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Shaw University had a total salary expenditure of $37.3M. Shaw University employs 37 Assistant professors, 11 Instructors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Shaw University are Female Assistant professors (25), Male Assistant professors(12), and Male Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shaw University are: Service, with 36 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11M
2020 Endowment
0.713%
growth from 2019

Shaw University has an endowment valued at about $11M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Shaw University grew 0.713% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.9M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.31M - Federal
  2. $383k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Shaw University received $9.31M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $383k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.5M
2020 Salaries
3.15%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Shaw University paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, which represents 33.5% of their overall expenditure ($37.3M) and a 3.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.2% decline from 2018 and a 5.51% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.78M
Instructional Salaries
61
Number of Employees

In 2020, Shaw University paid a total of $2.78M to 61 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shaw University were Assistant professor with 37 employees; Instructor with 11 employees; and Instructor with 11 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shaw University were Service with 36 employees; Management with 30 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shaw University was Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 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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