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Wall Street Journal: WSSU no. 8 HBCU in nation

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is the no. 8 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the nation, and the top in North Carolina, according to rankings released this week by The Wall Street Journal.

“I am so pleased that The Wall Street Journal has ranked us the no. 8 HBCU in the country and the no. 1 in North Carolina,” said WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson. “This is such an exciting time at WSSU. We are making great progress on our strategic plan for 2016-21, which reflects our commitment to producing graduates who are ready for whatever is next in their lives. We are transforming the learning experience and are thrilled to be receiving accolades for our work.”

WSSU also was the second highest ranked public HBCU.

The top 10 list, pulled from The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College’s inaugural college rankings, analyzes institutions based on four areas:

  • Resources (student-teacher ratio, finance per student, research papers per faculty)
  • Engagement (accredited programs, student engagement, student recommendations, interaction with students and teachers)
  • Outcomes (graduation rate, graduate salary, academic reputation)
  • Environment (student, faculty and staff diversity, student inclusion)

The rankings are based on federal higher education data and surveys of 100,000 college students. You can view the full list on The Wall Street Journal’s website.

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