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Shaw University, founded in 1865, is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the Baptist Church.  The University awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Shaw University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC) to award the associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Shaw University offers a variety of academic programs leading to a B.S., B.A., A.A., A.S. and Master's in Education and Divinity. 

Shaw University's Center for Alternative Programs in Education (CAPE) is an adult degree program designed to serve adult students interested in earning an undergraduate degree that fits with the multiple responsibilities of the average working adult. To find out more about the CAPE Adult Degree program, visit www.shawu.edu/CAPE. Students interested in the CAPE program should contact the appropriate CAPE site for additional admissions information.