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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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Social Work Degree

The social work program at Shaw University prepares students for careers as an adolescent specialist, child and family social worker, healthcare social worker, mental health and substance abuse social worker, and more. The program focuses on social welfare administration and counseling, as well as studying organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Program courses include: social welfare policy, case work planning, social counseling and intervention strategies, and administrative procedures and regulations. Get more details below including other North Carolina colleges that offer social work 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 Social Work Program

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

Students by Gender (2019)

 Graduates
Male3
Female24

Students by Race (2019)

 Graduates
Black23
Unknown4

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

Students who have completed the Social Work program at Shaw University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Social and Community Service Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, social and community service managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.5% from 2014 to 2024

Marriage and Family Therapists

Description

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, marriage and family therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.8% from 2014 to 2024

Counselors, All Other

Description

All counselors not listed separately.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, counselors, all other employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.0% from 2014 to 2024

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Description

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, child, family, and school social workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% 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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