Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0001

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,151
Religious affiliation None
HBCU
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,508 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

63%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Winston-Salem State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,128 applications and 3,244 students were granted admission. Winston-Salem State University is at the #61 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, 67% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 72% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT800 to 940
ACT17 to 19

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Winston-Salem State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $13,446 and in-state students paid $3,335.

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

$10,340
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$3,335
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$13,446
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Winston-Salem State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 77% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,959 (which is 11.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Winston-Salem State University in 2016-2017, was 738, which is 85% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,010 (which is 13.4% above the national average.)

$4,959
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$6,010
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
96%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Winston-Salem State University has enrolled a total of 5,151 students (4,396 students full-time and 755 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,151 students, 436 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 28% men and 72% women and 4,759 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 392 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 774 students for distance studies.

5,151
Total Enrollment
436
Transfers

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 71%

White: 17%

Two or more races: 4%

Hispanic: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Winston-Salem State 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
Health Professions And Related Programs 46% 1,578 93
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 154
Education 4% 128 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 112 0
Psychology 3% 86
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 68
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 64
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 48
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1% 34
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 22

Graduation & Dropout Rates

47%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

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 Winston-Salem State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
29%
Dropout rate
22%
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

$26,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Winston-Salem State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,800. Last year, out of the total 1,722 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,601 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,618 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,440 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,800 $31,800
Employment Rate 93% 89%
Total Graduates 1,722 1,618

Campus Location

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