Shaw University

#1644 / #496
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#950
Most Desirable School
American university

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About Shaw University

According to Wikipedia, Shaw University is a private Baptist historically black university in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded on December 1, 1865, Shaw University is the oldest HBCU to begin offering courses in the Southern United States. The school had its origin in the formation of a theological class of freedmen in the Guion Hotel. The following year it moved to a large wooden building, at the corner of Blount and Cabarrus Streets in Raleigh, where it continued as the Raleigh Institute until 1870. In 1870, the school moved to its current location on the former property of Confederate General Barringer and changed its name to the Shaw Collegiate Institute, in honor of Elijah Shaw. In 1875, the school was officially chartered with the State of North Carolina as Shaw University.

Shaw University's Online Degrees

Shaw University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation Rate
2,43565%16%

How Much Does Shaw University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$16,480
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$22,471
30K - 48K$24,312
48K - 75K$27,220
75K - 110K$27,908
110K+$29,686

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Shaw University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Shaw University, then you can expect to earn an average of $30,500 per year. You also have a 86% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Shaw University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
1,2141,106108

Where is Shaw University?

Shaw University is located at 118 East South Street, Raleigh NC 27601

What Is Shaw University Known For?

Shaw University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Shaw University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Shaw University's Most Influential Alumni?

Shaw University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Education, and History. Here are some of Shaw University's most famous alumni:

Ella Baker
Ella Baker
An African-American civil rights and human rights activist.
Max Yergan
Max Yergan
An American activist.
Benjamin Arthur Quarles
An American historian .
James E. Shepard
James E. Shepard
An Academic, President of North Carolina Central University.
Angie Brooks
A Liberian diplomat .
Lucius Walker
A Baptist minister.
Willie E. Gary
An American lawyer.
Dorothy Cotton
An American civil rights activist .
James E. Cheek
James E. Cheek
An American theologian.
Shirley Caesar
An American gospel singer, evangelist.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
An American politician .
John O. Crosby
An American academic.

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