Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,581
Graduate Enrollment: 500
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Historically Black College/University
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 81.47%

Male/Female: 30% / 70% (2017)

First generation college students: 35.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 6.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.4% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 948
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 880 - 1040

2022 Median Admit ACT: 17
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 15 - 19

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 69.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 50.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 38.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 28.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 6.6%
Black: 79.1%
Hispanic: 4.4%
Asian: 0.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.2%
Non-resident alien: 0.8%
Unknown race: 3.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,618
In-State tuition: $6,247
Out-of-State tuition: $16,903

Estimated books and supplies: $1,690 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,440 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,226 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,057 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,226 (2022)

Average Family Income: $39,265 (2017)
Median Family Income: $28,552 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 63.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 67.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $265 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,218
$30k-48k $12,455
$48k-75k $15,757
$75k-110k $18,982
$110k+ $19,853

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 28%
6-year graduation rate: 46%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 34.6% (2015)
@3 year 44.3% (2017)
@5 year 54.0% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 21.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 26.1% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $37,336 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $48,365 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 8
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 23 $27,096 $284 $20,174 ($1,681) $28,054 ($2,338)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 9 $39,365 ($3,280) $60,698 ($5,058)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 16 $30,721 $326 $49,630 ($4,136) $59,761 ($4,980)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 7 $29,924 ($2,494)
Bachelor's Degree History. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 66 $30,500 $302 $28,383 ($2,365) $42,216 ($3,518)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 12 $352 $61,625 ($5,135)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 37 $25,361 $220 $52,330 ($4,361) $59,239 ($4,937)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 43 $28,000 $276 $27,093 ($2,258) $33,674 ($2,806)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 37 $360 $61,946 ($5,162) $62,859 ($5,238)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 34
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 342 $24,082 $179 $64,767 ($5,397) $73,285 ($6,107)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 35 $298 $90,151 ($7,513) $108,039 ($9,003)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 57 $28,805 $276 $31,399 ($2,617) $39,567 ($3,297)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 17 $70,883 ($5,907)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 11 $27,000 $276
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 8 $29,491 ($2,458)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 18 $30,000 $289 $37,471 ($3,123) $35,174 ($2,931)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 14 $27,220 ($2,268)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 12
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 44 $28,524 $270 $30,424 ($2,535) $32,477 ($2,706)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 57 $27,446 $276 $28,739 ($2,395) $35,669 ($2,972)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Gerontology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 86 $26,000 $276 $22,879 ($1,907) $35,607 ($2,967)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 11
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 37 $27,375 $265 $27,045 ($2,254) $35,121 ($2,927)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 31 $27,000 $267 $29,247 ($2,437) $38,722 ($3,227)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 26 $28,537 $265 $27,357 ($2,280) $45,182 ($3,765)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 12
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 13 $26,000 $265 $27,516 ($2,293) $45,706 ($3,809)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 11 $34,406 ($2,867)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 11 $31,665 ($2,639)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $74,313
Full time faculty: 64%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $35,768,058 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $50,570,116 (2022)