Winston at Salem State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Winston-Salem, NC

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

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$5,941

Avg in-state tuition

$16,188

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Winston at Salem State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Winston at Salem State University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,169, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 73%. The university offers 42 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 50%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $5,941, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $16,188.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

73% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

77% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

50% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-19

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 900-1030

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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5k

Students enrolled

95%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

72%

White

9%

Unknown

9%

Hispanic

4%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

76%

Socio-economic diversity

76% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

13

Total Online Enrollment

4,931

Student Location Breakout

95% 5%

Percent of Programs Online

75% On-campus

25% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 12% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 50% online

Master's Check Bold 56% online

Doctorate Check Bold 50% online

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

76%

State Grant Aid

66%

Institution Grant Aid

65%

Pell Grant

76%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,623
State Grant Aid $2,468
Institution Grant Aid $2,666
Pell Grant Aid $5,092

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$32k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.