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Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
5,190
Winston Salem State University overview
Location Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Online wssu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Winston Salem State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Winston Salem State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,992 prospective students applied, and 2,607 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 935 enrolled in the school.  4,411 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 779 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $3,401 plus fees of $2,503. WSSU is ranked 926 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
2/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes

WSSU is rated within the lower 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Winston Salem State University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 890/1030
ACT 16/19
GPA 3.15
Applications Accepted
65.3% 
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Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition
$3,401
In State Costs for Winston Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,503
Room and Board $10,319
Budget for Other Expenses$2,611
Total One Year Cost$20,134
Out of State Resident Tuition
$13,648
Out of State Costs for Winston Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,503
Room and Board $10,319
Budget for Other Expenses$2,611
Total One Year Cost$30,381

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$35,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Winston Salem State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 50%
Business 9%
Education 6%
Social Sciences 5%
Psychology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199999 IPEDS survey data for Winston Salem State University.

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