Winston-Salem State University (WSSU)

Winston-Salem State University is a public, historically black university. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a component of the University of North Carolina. Across its four academic schools, WSSU offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in several fields of study. Popular majors at the university are Health, Business and Social Sciences. Outside the classroom, students can participate in activities on campus and in the community. Winston-Salem has over 100 registered groups and organizations to suit each student’s personal interest. Some activities include Hip Hop is Reality Summit, Ram After Hours, Red and White Youth Field Day. Winston-Salem State University is committed to the academic excellence of each of its students. Because of the quality education, scholarship and service, WSSU students successfully contend in their professions.

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $5,052

     • Out-of-State: $14,202

Size: 6,442 students

Percentage of African-American Students: 95%

Percentage of Men: 29%

Percentage of Women: 71%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Health Sciences, Education and Human Performance

Housing: On-campus housing provided. New students are required to stay on campus for two years.


     • Greek: Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, Iota Phi Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Omega Psi Phi

     • Others: Association of Nursing Students, Black Men for Change, Black Women for Change, Gay Straight Student Alliance, Inspirational Voices, Legendary Ladies

City Life: Historic tours, museums, art galleries, shopping, dining, wineries, vineyards, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, film festivals, arts festivals (National Black Theatre Festival)