Shaw University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,808
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,846
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
21.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
63.4%
4,311 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,291
89.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
15.4%
76 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 Social Work (27 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (17 degrees).

In 2019, 197 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Shaw University. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (149 degrees), 6.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Shaw University is $11,808, which is $−15,472 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Shaw University is $11,808, which is $−15,472 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,846.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,808
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Shaw University was $11,808. The cost of tuition at Shaw University is $−15,472 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$18,846
2019 Value
0.389%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Shaw University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,846. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Shaw University grew by 0.389%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,129
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Shaw University was of $8,129 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Shaw University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
21.5%
2017 Default Rate
164
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Shaw University was 21.5%, which represents 164 out of the 763 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Shaw University received 4,311 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 64.5% annual decline. Out of those 4,311 applicants, 2,733 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,291 students enrolled at Shaw University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Shaw University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.29%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,733
Accepted Out of 4,311

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Shaw University was 63.4% (2,733 admissions from 4,311 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 52.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −64.5%, while admissions declined by −57.1%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Shaw University has a total enrollment of 1,291 students. The full-time enrollment at Shaw University is 1,153 students and the part-time enrollment is 138. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Shaw University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Shaw University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.8% Black or African American, 14.6% Two or More Races, 2.87% Asian, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, 0.852% White, 0.387% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Shaw University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (30.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.8%) and Two or More Races Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (39.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (32.4%) and Asian Female (1.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Shaw University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,291 students. The full-time enrollment at Shaw University is 1,153 and the part-time enrollment is 138. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Shaw University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2019 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 (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
    746
  2. Two or More Races
    188
  3. Asian
    37

The enrolled student population at Shaw University is 57.8% Black or African American, 14.6% Two or More Races, 2.87% Asian, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, 0.852% White, 0.387% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.232% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 210 students (16.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 43 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 (149 degrees awarded). There were 6.21 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Shaw University is Social Work (27 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (17 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 (25 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (29 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 (171,305 people), Social workers, all other (170,132 people), Clergy (126,284 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (115,814 people), and Marketing managers (83,630 people).

The most specialized majors at Shaw University are Theology (25 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Communications (15 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Shaw University are Theology (25 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Communications (15 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 (316,322 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,784 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (162,847 people), Religious organizations (153,144 people), and Individual & family services (128,608 people).

The most specialized majors at Shaw University are Theology (25 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Communications (15 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. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Shaw University was Social Work with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

77
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
120
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Shaw University, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (120).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Shaw University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.733 times less than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Shaw University in Social Work, which is 8 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% of students graduating from Shaw University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (18.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Shaw University is Female and Black or African American (18.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 13.2% of graduates (10 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
    149 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Shaw University is black or african american (149 degrees awarded). There were 6.21 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (24 degrees).

12.2% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    95 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    54 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Shaw University is black or african american female (95 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (54 degrees).

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Operations

Shaw University has an endowment valued at nearly $10.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.6M (60.6%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Shaw University had a total salary expenditure of $37.6M. Shaw University employs 36 Assistant professors, 14 Instructors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Shaw University are Female Assistant professors (23), Male Assistant professors(13), and Male Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shaw University are: Service, with 36 employees, Management, with 32 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.9M
2019 Endowment
2.08%
growth from 2018

Shaw University has an endowment valued at about $10.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Shaw University grew 2.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.8M 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. $3.5M - Federal
  2. $386k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Shaw University received $3.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $386k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.1M
2019 Salaries
9.2%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Shaw University paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 32.2% of their overall expenditure ($37.6M) and a 9.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.51% decline from 2017 and a 2.59% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.99M
Instructional Salaries
63
Number of Employees

In 2019, Shaw University paid a total of $2.99M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Shaw University were Assistant professor with 36 employees; Instructor with 14 employees; and Instructor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Shaw University were Service with 36 employees; Management with 32 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Shaw University was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Instructor with 7 employees.

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

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