#18 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

 3 Reviews


Student Population
Chowan University overview
Location Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Online chowan.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
Chowan University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, Chowan University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Southern Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,549 prospective students applied, and 1,717 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 238 enrolled in the school.  1,081 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 19 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $25,880 plus fees of $0. Chowan University is ranked 902 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Chowan University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Other Colleges to Consider 

Students considering Chowan University are frequently interested in these similar colleges.



Chowan University is rated within the lower 16% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Chowan University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

View the CollegeSimply ranking methodology.

Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Chowan University overview
SAT 790/1000
ACT 14/17
GPA 2.66
Applications Accepted
Chowan University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $20

Explore admissions requirements

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Chowan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,600
Budget for Other Expenses$1,690
Total One Year Cost$38,170

Tuition and financial aid details


Average Salary After 10 Years
$34,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
30% within 6 years

Explore Post Graduation Outcomes

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Chowan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Psychology 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 12%
Biology 11%
Business 11%
Education 10%

View All 17 Majors

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198303 IPEDS survey data for Chowan University.

Current students may use the Chowan University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.