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Annual Report 2017-2018

Dear Friends of WSSU,

On behalf of the entire Ram Family, we are delighted to share the results of another remarkable year. As we reflect on the accomplishments and successes of 2017-2018, we find a year filled with tremendous growth, amazing partnerships, and outstanding accomplishments. We are deeply grateful for the involvement of our alumni, donors, partners, and friends who have supported the work of the university.

Your generosity plays an important role in the success of our 5,100-plus students. Thanks to your gifts, we are able to provide an educational experience that prepares our students to be critical thinkers, analytical problem-solvers, and confident leaders. More than 80 percent of students at WSSU receive some form of financial aid. Some of these students are the first in their families to attend college. For most, balancing the financial challenges of paying for college is constantly on their minds. Your gifts allow us to provide scholarships, student programming, advising support, and tools and technologies that allow them to thrive and grow in an environment that challenges them to dream big.

Winston-Salem State University would not be where it is today without our committed faculty, our dedicated staff, and our generous friends and donors. Thank you for your support. We look forward to another wonderful year ahead.


chancellor's signature

Elwood L. Robinson, Ph.D.


Continually ranked among the top investments for college students, WSSU is also a major economic engine in the local and regional economy.


$233 million in economic impact

Every dollar spent by WSSU and its students produces positive economic benefits for the Triad.

$4 billion graduate lifetime earnings

Lifetime earnings for WSSU's 1,530 2014 graduates

2,239 jobs

A direct impact on the Triad's economy.

UNCF Study, 2017 (HBCUs Make America Strong:
The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities)