Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC 27855


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,534
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,500 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Chowan University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,364 applications and 2,486 students were granted admission. Chowan University is at the #55 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 36% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 69% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT720 to 895
ACT14 to 17

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Chowan University's tuition was $23,930 for all students regardless of residency (10.7% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Chowan University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 78% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,768 (which is 8.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Chowan University in 2016-2017, was 507, which is 92% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $10,380 (which is 76.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Chowan University has enrolled a total of 1,534 students (1,468 students full-time and 66 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,534 students, 70 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 1,525 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 9 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 70%

White: 17%

Hispanic: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Asian: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Chowan University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 0
Education 0
English Language And Literature/letters 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 0
Mathematics And Statistics 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Chowan University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Chowan University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $23,800. Last year, out of the total 583 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 536 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 472 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 406 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $23,800 $32,600
Employment Rate 92% 86%
Total Graduates 583 472

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Chowan University.

Regent University
56.2 mile away
Bethel College
56.6 mile away
Hampton University
58.2 mile away
Virginia Wesleyan College
58.7 mile away
Barton College
66.4 mile away
Virginia Union University
80.1 mile away