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Annual Report 2019-2020

Dear Friends of WSSU,

The 2019-2020 year proved to be another great one for Winston-Salem State University. We welcomed a new decade that presented us with new challenges and gave us new opportunities to change the world. We are truly grateful to our alumni, donors, partners and friends for their continued contributions to the success of our students.

Your generosity continues to confirm our value and elevate our excellence. This partnership ensures that our students remain on track to becoming thought leaders and industry pioneers that will advance future generations and make the world a better place for our children’s children.

Our impressive research portfolio will expand opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to participate in cutting-edge research alongside our highly-dedicated and qualified faculty. High impact opportunities such as research, internships and study abroad give our students the essential skills necessary to thrive in a global society.

Due to a global pandemic, we have had to adjust our approach to education and learning. Your continued investment in Winston-Salem State University has allowed us to remain a thriving institution in uncertain times.

We are so thankful for your support of the university. Without you, we would be unable to continue building on the legacy laid by our founder. Thank you for your enduring commitment to Winston-Salem State.


chancellor's signature

Elwood L. Robinson, Ph.D.


Winston-Salem State University’s commitment to educational innovation and excellence has been recognized at local, regional and national levels.


Number 1 Public HBCU

in the U.S. (Money Magazine, 2019-2020)

Social Mobility Innovator Award

(CollegeNET, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Number 1 in UNC system

for graduates receiving jobs in NC after graduation *

* North Carolina Department of Commerce