Winston-Salem State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,401
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,868
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.2%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
72.5%
5,182 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,169
84.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50%
422 Graduates

About

Winston-Salem State University is a higher education institution located in Forsyth County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Winston-Salem State University were Registered Nursing (268 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (90 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (69 degrees).

In 2020, 1,214 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Winston-Salem State University. 77.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (757 degrees), 2.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (289 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Winston-Salem State University is $3,401, which is $−19,129 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Winston-Salem State University is $3,401, which is $−19,129 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,868.

In 2020, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,401
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Winston-Salem State University was $3,401. The cost of tuition at Winston-Salem State University is $−19,129 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$11,868
2020 Value
0.721%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Winston-Salem State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,868. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Winston-Salem State University grew by 0.721%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,759
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Winston-Salem State University was of $9,759 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 2.47% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Winston-Salem State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.53% with respect to 2019, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.2%
2018 Default Rate
170
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Winston-Salem State University was 11.2%, which represents 170 out of the 1513 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Winston-Salem State University received 5,182 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.57% annual growth. Out of those 5,182 applicants, 3,758 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.5% acceptance rate.

There were 5,169 students enrolled at Winston-Salem State University in 2020, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Winston-Salem State University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,758
Accepted Out of 5,182

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Winston-Salem State University was 72.5% (3,758 admissions from 5,182 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 67.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 8.57%, while admissions grew by 16.5%.

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SAT Scores

70%
Submission Percentage
706
Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Winston-Salem State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Winston-Salem State University has a total enrollment of 5,169 students. The full-time enrollment at Winston-Salem State University is 4,353 students and the part-time enrollment is 816. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at Winston-Salem State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Winston-Salem State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.8% Black or African American, 8.67% White, 4.26% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, 0.271% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0193% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Winston-Salem State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (60.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.1%) and Two or More Races Female (3.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (36.6%), followed by White Female (24.1%) and White Male (9.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Winston-Salem State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,169 students. The full-time enrollment at Winston-Salem State University is 4,353 and the part-time enrollment is 816. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at Winston-Salem State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Winston-Salem State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Winston-Salem State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    3,710
  2. White
    448
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    220

The enrolled student population at Winston-Salem State University is 71.8% Black or African American, 8.67% White, 4.26% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, 0.271% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0193% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 670 more women than men received degrees from Winston-Salem State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Winston-Salem State University is black or african american (757 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (289 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Winston-Salem State University is Registered Nursing (268 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (90 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (69 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Winston-Salem State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (101 degrees awarded), Health (625 degrees), and Biology (59 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Registered nurses (1,477,355 people), Physicians (495,963 people), Other managers (303,747 people), Medical & health services managers (209,707 people), and Social workers, all other (209,443 people).

The most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (101 degrees awarded), Health (625 degrees), Biology (59 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), and Communications (34 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (101 degrees awarded), Health (625 degrees), Biology (59 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), and Communications (34 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,987,594 people), Elementary & secondary schools (601,409 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (537,739 people), Offices of physicians (437,497 people), and Outpatient care centers (400,778 people).

The most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (101 degrees awarded), Health (625 degrees), Biology (59 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (30 degrees), and Communications (34 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Winston-Salem State University.
Most Common
  1. 268 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 90 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 69 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Winston-Salem State University was Registered Nursing with 268 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

272
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
942
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 272 degrees were awarded to men at Winston-Salem State University, which is 0.289 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (942).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Winston-Salem State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.921 times less than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 246 degrees were awarded to women at Winston-Salem State University in Registered Nursing, which is 11.2 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 23% of students graduating from Winston-Salem State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Winston-Salem State University is Male and Two or More Races (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.03% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    757 degrees awarded
  2. White
    289 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Winston-Salem State University is black or african american (757 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (289 degrees).

3.79% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    581 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    234 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    176 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Winston-Salem State University is black or african american female (581 degrees awarded). There were 2.48 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (234 degrees).

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Operations

Winston-Salem State University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.35M (3.77%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Winston-Salem State University had a total salary expenditure of $141M. Winston-Salem State University employs 104 Associate professors, 61 Assistant professors, and 47 Professors. Most academics at Winston-Salem State University are Female Associate professors (54), Male Associate professors(50), and Female Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Winston-Salem State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 134 employees, Service, with 80 employees, and Management with 79 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.8M
2020 Endowment
1.21%
growth from 2019

Winston-Salem State University has an endowment valued at about $35.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Winston-Salem State University grew 1.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.85M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Winston-Salem State University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$60.5M
2020 Salaries
2.12%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Winston-Salem State University paid a median of $60.5M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 2.12% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.99% decline from 2018 and a 11.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.9M
Instructional Salaries
250
Number of Employees

In 2020, Winston-Salem State University paid a total of $19.9M to 250 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
104 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
134 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Winston-Salem State University were Associate professor with 104 employees; Assistant professor with 61 employees; and Assistant professor with 47 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Winston-Salem State University were Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees; Service with 80 employees; and Management with 79 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Winston-Salem State University was Female Associate professor with 54 employees, Male Associate professor with 50 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 45 employees.

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