Winston-Salem State University

601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-salem, NC 27110-1
Tel: (336)750-2000
Public | 5,856 students
Winston-Salem State University is a premier public institution that develops the skills and values students need to contribute and succeed in the changing economy of the 21st Century. Its worldclass degree programs offer the flexibility to accommodate diverse life situations of both traditional and non-traditional students ranging from recent high-school graduates to working adults. The university’s curriculum also prepares all students to use the latest technologies as powerful tools for continuous learning, career advancement and personal enrichment. Beyond technical skills, the WSSU educational experience inspires individual commitment to community service through classroom and field experiences that develop civic leadership and prepare students to make lifetime contributions to society.

School Overview:

Winston-Salem State University
CountyForsyth County, NC
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
394 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment5,856 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
5,026 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
830 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
5,390 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
466 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
-3%
% Black
-6%
% White
-84%
% Two or more races
-2%
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$4,941$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$14,091$24,744
 
Percent Admitted56%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)400-470450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)420-490460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)380-460440-570
ACT English (25-75%)14-2019-25
ACT Math (25-75%)16-1918-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)16-2020-25

School Notes:

  • Winston-Salem State University offers the academic preparation and opportunity for practical application, character development and community involvement that makes it the fastest growing institution in the University of North Carolina system. With access to an honors program, a study abroad program, co-op and internship opportunities, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities, students are exposed to options that are only the tip of the iceberg in opportunities offered on this wireless campus. So, whether you see yourself in the field of financial services, teaching and learning, health services, or science and technology
  • The WSSU College of Arts and Sciences offers more than a dozen undergraduate degree programs, awarding more than 200 bachelor’s degrees annually, while enrolling more than 3,300 students in courses each year. Within its eight departments, the College also provides the core foundational courses for all of WSSU’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • WSSU offers world-class degree programs within four “academic centers of excellence” – Health Services, Science and Technology, Teaching & Learning and Financial Services. Students gain the opportunity to contribute and succeed in growing industries, while promoting regional economic development by addressing increasing demand for new workforce skills.
  • WSSU is a premier regional institution that consistently ranks among the best public universities in the South. WSSU has earned many awards for its academic programs and outstanding commitment to its students and the community. Most notably, U.S. News and World Report ranked it among the Top Public Comprehensive Colleges in the South for five years in a row (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006).
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