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    151 Years of Educating Leaders - This is E.P.I.C!


Shaw University, is the first historically black university in the Southern United States. Shaw is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Baptist Church and among the oldest HBCUs in the nation. Founded in 1865, our University has a rich history steeped in tradition, activism and service. We were the first college in North Carolina to offer a four-year medical school; the first institution of higher learning established for freedmen after the Civil War and the first historically Black College in the nation to open its doors to women.

Meet President Tashni-Ann Dubroy

Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Ph.D.Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy is the 17th President of Shaw University. Dr. Dubroy is a proud alumnus of Shaw University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S in Chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from NC State University in 2007 and graduated with an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University in 2010.
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Spotlight on Leadership

This is E.P.I.C!

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Excellence | Presence | Innovative | Customer Care 
Under the leadership of President Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Shaw University and our community of scholars are looking to transform the definition of the word ‘epic.’ Our campus, with more than 150 years of history as an institution of higher learning and social transformation for the City of Raleigh and beyond, visualizes the word as a mantra for living and creating for others an environment of excellence. We work every day within our academic, athletic and social spaces to help our students actualize their potential as leaders.



Shaw University is a accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). With more than 30 academic programs and a 15 to 1 student to faculty ratio, students are sure to find a major that is a perfect fit and a professor that knows them by name. The learning experience at Shaw is based on relationships where the student's voice will be heard and learning becomes personal.

Accredited Programs

  • Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • Kinesiotherapy program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation & Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA), and the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Kinesiotherapy (CoA-KT).
  • Social Work program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Divinity School is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. 
  • Department of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Degrees Offered


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) 


  • Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE)
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education (MS)

Student Profile


By Residency

  • 69% - North Carolina
  • 29% - Other States and Territories
  • 2% - International

By Gender

  • 57% - Female
  • 43% - Male

By Numbers

  • 1,678 - Full-time
  • 166 - Part-time
  • 1,844 - Total Enrollment (Headcount)
  • 1,782 - Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment


NCAA Division II Sports

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Activities

  • Fraternities & Sororities
  • Student Government
  • Debate Team
  • Honor Societies
  • Service Organizations
  • Academic, Religious, and Social Clubs
  • Platinum Sound Marching & Prep Bands
  • Cheerleading
  • Intramural Sports
  • Music and Drama Groups