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Winston Salem State UniversityWinston-Salem State University is a four-year, public, co-educational research university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was established by Dr. Simon Green Atkins in 1892. WSSU's campus stretches over more than 110 acres of urban land. The university enrolls more than 5, 000 students annually. The schools and colleges under WSSU are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education and Human Performance
  • School of Health Sciences

WSSU's sports teams are known as the Rams. WSSU sponsors men's teams in basketball, cross country, football, track and field, golf and tennis. Its women take part in basketball, bowling, cross country, track and field, softball, tennis and volleyball. The University also has a cheerleading squad.

Profile of Winston Salem State UniversityWinston Salem State University is located in a medium-sized city, in Winston-Salem, NC. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Winston Salem State University top out at the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study computer science and engineering, nursing and emergency medicine, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Winston Salem State University Selectivity

The admissions department at Winston Salem State University does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 400 to 480 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 490 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Winston Salem State University offers classes to 5, 870 students (5, 372 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school.

Student Life

Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference competitions.

Winston Salem State University Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at the school. Winston Salem State University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors

Nursing and Emergency Medicine310registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Liberal Arts117general studies, sociology, political science, history, economics, English, Spanish language, African-American studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy100vocational Counselling, exercise science, sports and fitness management, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, parks and recreation management
Business and Management88business management, accounting, marketing, finance
Therapy and Counselling44psychology, physical therapy
Computer Science and Engineering44computer science, information science, computer and info science, information technology, computer programming
Education and Teaching44kindergarten/preschool teaching, elementary school teaching, education of learning disabled, physical education teaching, middle school teaching, Spanish teaching, ESL instruction, math teaching, . . .
Science29biology, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology
Media16mass communication
Medical Support and Technology13clinical lab tech
Art Studies4art studies
Music3music management
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work0public administration, social work

Contact: Winston Salem State UniversityWinston Salem State University 

601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr

Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0001


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