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ACCEPTANCE RATE

63.40%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

99%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

16:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$10,982

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Music Degree

The music program at Shaw University prepares students to become a performing musician, music educator, composer, theorist, musicologist, or a professional in another musical field. The program focuses on learning to play music as well as music history, theory, and composition. Program courses include: performance, music history and literature, composition, music theory, arts management, and conducting. Get more details below including other North Carolina colleges that offer music degrees.

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Shaw University

3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst, NC

Shaw University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The Baptist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Shaw University has a yearly student enrollment of approximately 2,700.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Shaw University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. 48% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 23% choose to attend.

The cost of tuition is close to $15,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and as such students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their costs. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $3,900. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The mascot for Shaw University is the "Bears", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students may take a look at the school's http://www.shawu.edu to see additional information.

Students Enrolled in the Music Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Shaw University offers a bachelor's degree program in music.

Students by Gender (2019)

 Graduates
Male2
Female1

Students by Race (2019)

 Graduates
Black1
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Music program at Shaw University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Description

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Singers

Description

Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, singers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.5% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Shaw University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Shaw University may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Intercollegiate Athletics

Shaw University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Football (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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