Honors and Rankings
November 30, 2022
Winston-Salem State University ranks high on a diverse group of national lists, especially in the areas of value, affordability, and student success.
Here is a list of some of WSSU’s notable rankings for 2022-2023.
October 26, 2022
Winston-Salem State University has earned a high ranking for its online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. EduMed.org named the WSSU online MHA program no. 5 in the nation based on quality, accessibility, affordability and commitment to student success.
May 18, 2022Dr. Cynthia Williams Brown is at the center of the fight against health inequities. On June 2 she will take center stage to be recognized for her work as the YWCA presents her with a Women of Vision award.
May 09, 2022A unique approach to recruiting students has helped Winston-Salem State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program become one of the most diverse in the nation.
March 03, 2021
WSSU has been recognized once again as a Top 10 Military Friendly School for its caring and supportive learning environment for veteran and military students.
December 16, 2020
As the first year of this new decade comes to an end, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most memorable WSSU news stories.
December 15, 2020WSSU continues to rank high on national lists. Here’s a list of some of WSSU’s notable 2020 rankings.
November 19, 2020WSSU has the no. 1 most affordable no GRE master’s in healthcare administration online program
August 18, 2020WSSU rewards 16 faculty members for their outstanding performance with tenure and/or promotion in academic rank for the 2020-21 academic year.
May 08, 2020WSSU’s online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is now the best in the nation after being ranked no. 3 in 2019.
January 28, 2020WSSU’s elementary education program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
January 22, 2020WSSU wins four awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in this year’s regional competition recognizing the best communications and engagement from educational institutions.
December 18, 2019Here are WSSU's Top 10 news stories for 2019.
November 21, 2019Leaders were elected during the regular Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 20.
November 14, 2019The students were among the 1,000 high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from across the country selected to attend the Forbes Under 30 summit.
October 04, 2019As the university welcomes its largest freshman class since 2008, data also show that more students are seeing WSSU as a first choice institution.
September 18, 2019For the second consecutive year, WSSU is a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in recognition of its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
September 03, 2019WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, who has spent nearly his entire career in service of HBCUs, will be inducted at a ceremony in Atlanta on Sept. 27.
August 19, 2019WSSU is the no. 1 public HBCU in the nation for value, according to Money magazine's 2019-20 rankings.
August 16, 2019WSSU's North Carolina Math and Science Network pre-college program and the School of Health Sciences have both received national recognition for their efforts to inspire a new generation to consider careers in STEM.
August 13, 2019Ramdition, WSSU's weeklong orientation for first-time freshmen, got underway on Sunday, Aug. 11.
August 13, 2019
A new study finds that WSSU has an annual economic impact of $494 million on the Piedmont Triad and generates more than 8,400 jobs.
August 13, 2019WSSU's online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program has received another accolade.
August 05, 2019The fall prevention program will be introduced at fall screening screenings at four YMCA of Northwest North Carolina locations starting on Aug. 7
August 05, 2019WSSU’s social work program and the Diggs Gallery are named best among nation’s HBCUs for 2019. WSSU was a finalist for 10 of the awards, which are presented by HBCU Digest.
July 30, 2019WSSU has also received several recent accolades for its nursing, healthcare management and art programs.
July 05, 2019
Alumni Montrell “DJ Trellz” Davis and Cornell W. Jones were both named to the HBCU Buzz "HBCU Top 30 Under 30" list.
June 19, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for June 2019.
June 18, 2019For the second consecutive year, WSSU is a finalist for the two top HBCU Awards, "HBCU of the Year" and "Male President of the Year." The awards are presented by HBCU Digest.
April 09, 2019Stephanie T. Dance-Barnes, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at WSSU, is a recipient of the 2019 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.
February 26, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for February 2019.
February 22, 2019For the third consecutive year, graduates of WSSU's Doctor of Physical Therapy program have received a perfect 100 percent passage rate on their national licensure exams. In addition, one student in the program earned a perfect score.
February 15, 2019Technology provider CollegeNET is saluting WSSU as the top ranked HBCU on its Social Mobility Index.
January 24, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for January 2019.
January 24, 2019WSSU and Wake Forest University partnered to celebrate the life legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events throughout the holiday weekend.
January 11, 2019WSSU's Birth-Kindergarten Education (BKE) program is the most affordable in the nation, according to a new ranking from a national website.
December 21, 2018
From viral videos to historic firsts, 2018 was a breakthrough year for WSSU, its students, faculty and staff. As 2018 draws to a close, WSSU News takes a look at what was new and noteworthy with its annual top 10 list.
December 12, 2018Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for December 2018.
December 06, 2018WSSU won awards for its website, marketing and for military-friendly programs.
November 07, 2018WSSU is no. 7 on CollegeNET’s 2018 Social Mobility Index (SMI) rankings, which recognize colleges and universities that provide the best opportunities for underserved students.
October 30, 2018Student Miranda Legg collected more than 5,000 beauty and personal care empties to win national competition through Garnier.
October 22, 2018According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, WSSU again ranks among the top producers of bachelor’s degrees in the nation for African American students. WSSU also ranks in the top 10 nationally for rehabilitation or therapeutic professions and nursing.
September 17, 2018WSSU is the only HBCU to win the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
August 31, 2018A new study estimates that Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has an annual economic impact of more than $420 million and generates 8,389 jobs in the Piedmont Triad.
August 24, 2018For the second consecutive year, technology provider CollegeNET has recognized WSSU with its Social Mobility Innovator Award.
August 15, 2018
WSSU’s Girls Empowered in Math and Science (GEMS) and Women in Science Program (WISP) each have received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
August 15, 2018WSSU ranks as the no. 1 HBCU in North Carolina, and no. 3 HBCU overall, according to the Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings.
July 20, 2018WSSU graduate and undergraduate programs continue to soar in newly published national rankings.
July 10, 2018WSSU is one of seven mentor institutions in the Foundation for Student Success mentorship program. The program is set to impact 100,000 Black, Latino and American Indian students at 21 mentee institutions.
June 25, 2018WSSU's nursing and social work programs each earned top honors at HBCU Digest’s 2018 HBCU Awards on June 22.
May 23, 2018HBCU Digest announced WSSU as a finalist in seven categories, including top honors for "HBCU of the Year" and "Male President of the Year."
May 23, 2018WSSU won two Telly Awards a Silver People's Telly and a Bronze Telly for a music video featuring the Singing Rams, the university’s choir.
May 04, 2018A digital marketing agency has named Winston-Salem State University’s website one of the best designed university websites in the world.
April 20, 2018Graduates of two of Winston-Salem State University’s signature graduate programs continue to excel on their national licensing exams, receiving 100 percent passage rates on their required licensure exams for 2017.