Chowan University

One University Place, Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Tel: (252) 398-6500
Private, non-profit | 1,316 students
Chowan University is a four-year coeducational institution committed to excellence in teaching, learning, and service. The college provides the environment for students to become learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity, and ethical values necessary to survive and flourish in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society. Chowan University, as a church-related institution, was founded upon and is dedicated to Judeo-Christian values. Consistent with this heritage, the college is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, academic excellence, the dignity and worth of each individual, an atmosphere of open dialogue, freedom of inquiry and expression, and a moral commitment to the pursuit of truth.

School Overview:

Chowan University
CountyHertford County, NC
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationOther
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
71 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,316 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,239 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
77 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,308 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
8 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted58%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)350-440450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)360-450460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)340-430440-570
ACT English (25-75%)11-1619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)15-1718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)14-1720-25

School Notes:

  • The university fulfills its mission with a careful blend of both liberal arts courses and professional courses. Recognizing that such a blend of knowledge and experience is particularly suited to the needs of contemporary society, Chowan takes as a priority the need to connect general education with specialized education, theoretical learning with practical learning, and intellectual skills with vocational skills.

    Chowan University is a four-year co-educational institution, the second oldest of North Carolina’s seven Baptist colleges.

    The Department of Student Affairs is strongly committed to our student's total development - mind, body, and spirit. We want our students to be an active part of our campus community. We're definitely a friendly group that likes to have lots of fun. From club involvement to intramurals -there are a wide range of events for you to become involved. Your education at Chowan extends from the classroom to your residence hall and to lots of places in between.

    Located in historic Murfreesboro, North Carolina, Chowan University stands in the old Albemarle region of North Carolina between the Roanoke and Chowan Rivers in the northeast corner of the state. Murfreesboro is located approximately 60 miles from Norfolk, Virginia, and 120 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Chowan University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor's degree.
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