Private 4 Year

Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

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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
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Chowan University, founded in 1848, is a small, private university located in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, a rural area within the Inner Banks region of the state. Historically affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the institution offers a blend of liberal arts education and professional studies, with a range of undergraduate degrees across disciplines including business, education, and the fine arts. Known for its historic architecture that reflects a blend of colonial and modern styles, the campus provides on-campus student housing options. Academically, Chowan is recognized for its graphic communications program, among others, and places a strong emphasis on individualized attention for its diverse student body. The university maintains an inclusive application process with a relatively high acceptance rate. While not prominently known for its athletic programs, the Chowan Hawks compete in the NCAA Division II as members of the Conference Carolinas.

In the most recent statistical year 2,259 prospective students applied, and 1,958 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 215 enrolled in the school.  800 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 86 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $25,880 plus fees of $0.

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.












Chowan University is rated within the lower 21% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Chowan University overview
SAT 880/1085
ACT 17/25
GPA 2.89

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Chowan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,650
Budget for Other Expenses$1,690
Total One Year Cost$38,220

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$34,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

30% within 6 years

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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%

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