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Shaw University Demographics & Diversity

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Shaw University are mainly Black with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has high racial diversity. 99% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Shaw University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Shaw University students
Race Percent of Students
White 1%
Black 58%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 2%
Race Unknown 39%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 34% more female students than male students enrolled at Shaw University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Shaw University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Shaw University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Shaw University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 603
Women 808

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Shaw University serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 54 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Shaw University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 54%
Out of State 42%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,196 per year

83% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.7%
Part time Undergrads 6.5%

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