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We're Ram Proud

Winston-Salem State University’s commitment to educational innovation and excellence has been recognized at local, regional and national levels.

Here is a quick look at what sets us apart.

Points of Pride

  • #1 HBCU in NC (Money Magazine, 2018)

  • #1 in the UNC System for graduates receiving jobs in NC after graduation (NC Dept of Commerce, 2014)

  • #1 in the Triad for highest salary after receiving an undergraduate degree (NC Dept of Commerce, 2014)

  • #1 in NC for graduating Black students in nursing and health professions (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 2018)

  • #2 in the UNC System for highest salary after receiving a graduate degree (NC Dept of Commerce, 2014)

  • Top 100 Bachelor's Degree Producer for African Americans in 15 categories (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2018)

  • Top 50 in the nation for producing Black college graduates (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2018)

  • One of the nation's top universities for annual Return on Investment (ROI) (Payscale Best Value Colleges, 2018)

  • #7 in the US for social mobility (CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index, 2018)

  • Best Bang for the Buck in the Southeast (Washington Monthly, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Accolades

  • Social Mobility Innovator Award (CollegeNET, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, 2018)

  • Winner of two 2018 HBCU Digest Awards: Best Social Work Program and Best Nursing Program

  • Inspiring Programs in STEM (INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, 2018)

  • Top 10 nursing schools in the EAST (Nurse Journal, 2017)

  • Singing Rams, winner of two 2018 Telly Awards for video excellence

  • LEAD Military-Friendly Bronze Award (HBCU Grow)

Facts at a Glance

  • Student Enrollment: 5,190

  • First-Generation College Students: 50%

  • Faculty: 313

  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

  • Campus Size: 117 Acres

  • Motto: Enter To Learn. Depart To Serve.

  • Colors: Red and White

  • Team Mascot: Ram

  • Athletic Conference: CIAA