Shaw University Overview


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Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Shaw University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. The school has a religious affiliation with the Baptist faith.

In the most recent statistical year 5,030 prospective students applied, and 3,042 were granted admission. Of those admitted 402 enrolled in the school. 1,478 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 168 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $11,908 plus fees of $4,672.

Shaw University is ranked 1422 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Shaw University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Shaw University is worse than average in terms of graduating students.

4 Years

13% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

23% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

27% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199643 IPEDS survey data for Shaw University.

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