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WSSU programs soar in new national rankings

Four WSSU programs receive recognition for high quality in newly published national rankings.

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) graduate and undergraduate programs continue to soar in newly published national rankings.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), a signature program of WSSU’s School of Health Sciences, is no. 20 in the nation in a ranking from the website

WSSU is one of only two North Carolina-based universities to make the list. In May, 11 graduates earned their doctoral degree this academic year

WSSU offers two paths into the program: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to DNP (BSN-DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing to DNP (MSN-DNP). 

Master’s Healthcare Administration

A healthcare administration careers website has ranked WSSU’s Master of Science Healthcare Administration (MHA)  program no. 4 in the nation in its rankings of the “50 Most Affordable Master’s in Healthcare Administration Degree Programs 2018."

According to the site, WSSU offers among the lowest cost in the United States for its MHA graduate program. WSSU is one of only two HBCUs to make the list.

Bachelor’s in Gerontology

WSSU's Bachelor of Science in Gerontology ranks no. 10 in a new ranking released by the website College Choice.

WSSU is one of only two universities in the Southeast – and the only North Carolina-based university – to make the top 15 list.

College Choice says its rankings are based on information pulled by their data experts and based on sources such as and U.S. News & World Report. 

WSSU is the only historically Black college and university (HBCU) in the nation to offer an undergraduate gerontology program with Program of Merit status through the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). 

The program, founded in 1999, is part of the Department of Behavioral Sciences. 

Birth Through Kindergarten Education

WSSU's Birth Through Kindergarten (BTK) Education program ranks among the best online programs in the nation, according to new rankings published by the website

WSSU is one of only two North Carolina-based universities to rank. The website says the rankings are based on the quality of the program, the types of courses provided, the faculty, rankings, awards, and reputation, including the school’s reputation for effectively providing quality online degree programs.

This is the second ranking for the program in less than a year. Last summer, placed the program in its top 25 list

WSSU's BTK program, which began in 1999, offers three concentrations: Teacher Licensure, Business Optional, and Early Intervention and Preschool.

About Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.

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