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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 4,773 prospective students applied, and 3,226 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 967 enrolled in the school.  4,411 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 779 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $3,401 plus fees of $2,540. WSSU is ranked 909 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Winston Salem State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Ratings

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

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 2021 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
67.6% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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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$2,540
Room and Board $10,575
Budget for Other Expenses$2,696
Total One Year Cost$20,512
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$2,540
Room and Board $10,575
Budget for Other Expenses$2,696
Total One Year Cost$30,759

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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.

Current students may use the Winston Salem State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.