WSSU recognized in national rankings

In rankings released today, U.S. News and World Report has named Winston-Salem State University among the Top Historically Black Colleges and Universities and among the Top Regional Universities in the South. The university was also named to Washington Monthly’s list of Best Bang for the Buck Universities, a list that evaluates schools on their ability to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price.

“Being recognized in rankings is always a feel good moment for us,” said Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson. “We appreciate when others can see what we know about our university – that we provide our students a high-quality education that prepares them for whatever comes next in life.”

WSSU has received many accolades and honors over the past year. The university ranks in the Top 10 in the nation on CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index – a scale that evaluates how well universities elevate the social and economic well-being of their graduates. The university’s nursing program has been ranked the best among HBCUs and in the Top 10 overall in the East. Meanwhile, College Choice in 2015 named WSSU the No. 1 HBCU in North Carolina and the No. 5 HBCU in the nation.

“This is an exciting time at WSSU,” said Chancellor Robinson. “Our faculty are focused on providing a student-centered education, and we are working to ensure our students have opportunities to stimulate their growth and cultural skills through internships, research projects, and study abroad experiences. We want every student to leave this campus ready to become the next trailblazer, innovator, and leader.”

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