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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.

Accolades

  • #1 HBCU in North Carolina (The Wall Street Journal)
  • #1 in the UNC System for graduates receiving jobs in NC after graduation (North Carolina Department of Commerce, 2014)
  • #1 in the triad for highest salary after receiving an undergraduate degree (North Carolina Department of Commerce, 2014)
  • #2 in the UNC System for highest salary after receiving a graduate degree (North Carolina Department of Commerce, 2014)
  • #3 in the nation for Best Online Counseling Programs (Affordable Colleges Online, 2016)
  • #4 in North Carolina for the largest percent return on educational investment (PayScale, Inc.)
  • #4 in the nation for Most Affordable RN-to-BSN Programs (TopRNtoBSN, 2015)
  • #5 in the nation for graduating black students in the field of nursing (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 2016)
  • #8 HBCU in the country (The Wall Street Journal)
  • #8 in the nation for graduating black students in the health professions (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 2016)
  • #10 in the nation for graduating black students in parks, recreation, and fitness studies (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 2016)
  • #22 in the nation for graduating black students in the field of education (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 2016)
  • #5 HBCU in the nation (CollegeChoice.com, 2015)
  • #1 HBCU in North Carolina (CollegeChoice.com, 2015)
  • Top 10 nursing schools in the East (Nurse Journal, 2015)
  • Top 10 in the nation on the CollegeNet Social Mobility Index (CollegeNet, 2015)
  • Top 10 HBCUs (BestColleges.com, 2015)
  • Top 10 “Top Value” RN to BSN programs (College Values, 2016)
  • Top 10 Military-Friendly Small Public Schools
  • Top 15 HBCUs for highest average annual salary for recent graduates (EDsmart, 2015)
  • Top 30 in the nation for producing black college graduates (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 2016)
  • o Best Southern Regional Universities (CollegeChoice.com, 2016)
  • Best Bang for the Buck in the Southeast (Washington Monthly, 2015, 2016)
  • Best Colleges in the South (U.S. News and World Report, 2016)
  • Top Public Schools (U.S. News and World Report, 2016, 2017)
  • Top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (U.S. News and World Report, 2016, 2017)
  • Grand Prize “Learning by Design” for the Donald Julian Reaves Student Activities Center
  • Most Influential People in the Triad 2016 - Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson

Points of Pride

  • Diggs Gallery identified as one of the Top 10 African-American galleries in the nation and one of the nation’s best regional facilities for contemporary African art.
  • Choir performs nationally and internationally; has recorded seven compact discs with one nominated in 2010 for five Grammy awards.
  • The only four-year public university and only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the nation that offers a bachelor of science degree program in motorsports management.
  • Departments of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy have 100% licensure board pass rates.
  • Department of Rehabilitation Counseling is only program of its type in the nation that provides services to the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Division of Nursing is third-largest producer of traditional nurses in North Carolina; more than 90% of students pass licensure examination the first time.
  • Division of Nursing partners with Duke University School of Nursing in a Bridge to the Doctorate program, designed to enhance minority nurse scientists; one of only three such programs in the nation.
  • Faculty of Business offers Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited academic programs that equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of a dynamic and ever changing world.
  • Students can join one of 16 Greek organizations and 100-plus student organizations.
  • Students can choose from seven themed-housing options, including Living Arts, First Year Residential Experience, Freshman Honors, Upperclass Honors, Women in Science and Health, Women Involved in Leadership Development, and Live to Serve.
  • WSSU claimed 5 CIAA Championships in 2015-16 (in the sports of women’s cross country, volleyball, football women's indoor track and softball, 20 since the return to the CIAA in 2010.
  • Rams student-athletes and staff have amassed over 7,000 hours of community service hours over the past two years.

Campus Empowered

  • Student Enrollment: 5,107
  • First-Generation College Students: 50%
  • Faculty: 313
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
  • Campus Size: 117 Acres
  • Motto: Enter To Learn, Depart To Serve
  • Colors: Red and White
  • Team Mascot: Ram
  • Athletic Conference: CIAA

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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