With a curriculum that focuses on the whole student, Winston-Salem State University produces graduates who are creative, flexible problem-solvers known for leadership and service. A progressive response to the needs of society is nothing new for this historically black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. Founded in 1892, WSSU in 1925 became the first African-American institution in the nation to grant elementary education teaching degrees.
Today, WSSU's award winning Motorsports Management major is the nation's first Bachelor of Science degree program dedicated to Motorsports management. WSSU is the third largest producer of nurses in North Carolina. In the Arts, The Smithsonian Institution named the Diggs Gallery at WSSU one of the nation’s best regional, contemporary Africa-American art galleries. Building on its core strengths in education and the health sciences, the university has grown to include innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 40 majors that meet the needs of a fast-evolving job market.
Location: Winston-Salem, NC, in the central Piedmont Triad region
Status: Public, master's level coeducational (a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina).Winston-Salem State University is a historically black institution with a diverse enrollment.
Total Enrollment: 6,163
Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,962
Graduate Enrollment: 471
Undergraduate Programs: More than 43
Graduate Programs: 10
Motto: "Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve."
School Colors: Red and White
Team Name: Rams
Conference: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)
Full-Time Faculty: 334
Full-Time Staff: More than 600
Facilities: 110 acres
Residence Halls: 9
Undergraduate Tuition 2013-2014
- Tuition and Fees: $ 6,844 (in-state, per academic year)
- Tuition and Fees: $15,657 (out-of-state, per academic year)
Graduate Tuition 2013-2014
- Tuition and Fees: $6,786 (in-state, per academic year)
- Tuition and Fees: $15,745 (out-of-state, per academic year)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Male/Female Student Ratio:
- 30%/70% (Undergraduate and Graduate; Fall 2012)
- 30%/70% (Undergraduate Only; Fall 2012)
- 72% African-American, 17% white, 2% Hispanic, 9% other (Undergraduate and Graduate;Fall 2012)
- 75% African-American, 16% white, 2% Hispanic, 7% other (Undergraduate only;Fall 2012)
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Undergraduates In-State/Out-of-State: 91% / 9% (Fall 2012)