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Winston – Salem State University (WSSU)

601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, NC

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Winston - Salem State University is a public historically black institution located in Winston-Salem, NC. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Approximately six thousand students are enrolled per year at WSSU.

Students can choose from many areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Social Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by the admissions staff. The majority of students accepted to WSSU earn an SAT score between 1190 to 1430, or an ACT composite score in a range of 16 to 20. 62% of students that apply are accepted to WSSU, of which 32 percent choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at wssu.edu or by completing the form on this portal page.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay nearly $5,000, while out-of-state residents pay $15,000 annually. School housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $4,800. WSSU may provide financial aid for students who qualify by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The WSSU "Rams" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students should take a look at the school's wssu.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Winston – Salem State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Winston – Salem State University has a total student population of about 5,100. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 17% enrolling as graduate students and 92% as undergraduate students.

$8,700

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,200-$3,900
    • Out-of-State: $13,000-$15,660
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $410-$490 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $1,600-$2,000 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships89%$8,614
Receiving Student Loans87%$6,614
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Winston – Salem State University may offer services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment

Graduation Rates

Winston – Salem State University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Winston – Salem State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Basketball (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Track and Field
  • Football (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Winston – Salem State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
58.53%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
95%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
14:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
14

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,581