Shaw University

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About Shaw University

According to Wikipedia, Shaw University is a private Baptist historically black university in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. 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.

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How Much Does Shaw University Cost To Attend?

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IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$22,471
30K - 48K$24,312
48K - 75K$27,220
75K - 110K$27,908

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

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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:

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Who Are Shaw University's Most Influential Alumni?

Shaw University's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Political Science, and Education. 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.
James E. Shepard
James E. Shepard
An Academic, President of North Carolina Central University.
Benjamin Arthur Quarles
An American historian .
Dorothy Cotton
An American civil rights activist .
Angie Brooks
A Liberian diplomat .
Willie E. Gary
An American lawyer.
Lucius Walker
A Baptist minister.
James E. Cheek
James E. Cheek
An American theologian.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
An American politician .
Shirley Caesar
An American gospel singer, evangelist.
John O. Crosby
An American academic.

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