Winston-Salem State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,335

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,340

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.3%

5,128 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,151

85.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

46.5%

321 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 (447 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (65 degrees), and General Studies (56 degrees).

In 2016, 1,283 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Winston-Salem State University. 75.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (710 degrees), 1.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (415 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Winston-Salem State University is $3,335, which is $-16,825 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Winston-Salem State University is $3,335, which is $-16,825 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,340.

In 2016, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,335

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Winston-Salem State University was $3,335. The cost of tuition at Winston-Salem State University is $-16,825 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$10,340

2016 Value

18.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Winston-Salem State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,340. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Winston-Salem State University grew by 18.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,140

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Winston-Salem State University was of $9,140 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 6.99% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 44.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Winston-Salem State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 7.04% with respect to 2015, when 71% 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.

12.8%

2015 Default Rate

230

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Winston-Salem State University was 12.8%, which represents 230 out of the 1803 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Winston-Salem State University received 5,128 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.5% annual growth. Out of those 5,128 applicants, 3,244 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,151 students enrolled at Winston-Salem State University in 2016, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Winston-Salem State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,244

Accepted Out of 5,128

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Winston-Salem State University was 63.3% (3,244 admissions from 5,128 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 58.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 14.5%, while admissions grew by 23.8%.

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SAT Scores

72%

Submission Percentage

684

Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Winston-Salem State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Winston-Salem State University has a total enrollment of 5,151 students. The full-time enrollment at Winston-Salem State University is 4,396 students and the part-time enrollment is 755. This means that 85.3% 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 70.8% Black or African American, 16.8% White, 3.82% Two or More Races, 3.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.757% Asian, 0.447% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0777% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Winston-Salem State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (54.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (24.3%) and White Female (7.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.4%) and White Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Winston-Salem State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,151 students. The full-time enrollment at Winston-Salem State University is 4,396 and the part-time enrollment is 755. This means that 85.3% of students enrolled at Winston-Salem State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2016 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

    3,645

  2. White

    865

  3. Two or More Races

    197

The enrolled student population at Winston-Salem State University is 70.8% Black or African American, 16.8% White, 3.82% Two or More Races, 3.34% Hispanic or Latino, 0.757% Asian, 0.447% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0777% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 127 students (2.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 659 more women than men received degrees from Winston-Salem State University. The majority of degree recipients at Winston-Salem State University are black or african american (710 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (415 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Winston-Salem State University is Registered Nursing (447 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (65 degrees) and General Studies (56 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 (77 degrees awarded), Health (726 degrees), and Communications (32 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 (1,370,350 people), Physicians & surgeons (546,851 people), Miscellaneous managers (391,315 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (324,812 people), and Postsecondary teachers (256,970 people).

The most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees awarded), Health (726 degrees), Communications (32 degrees), Psychology (43 degrees), and Biology (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 Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Radiation therapists, and Natural sciences managers

The most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees awarded), Health (726 degrees), Communications (32 degrees), Psychology (43 degrees), and Biology (34 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Hospitals (2,089,378 people), Elementary & secondary schools (794,890 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (582,925 people), Outpatient care centers (413,814 people), and Offices of physicians (366,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Winston-Salem State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (77 degrees awarded), Health (726 degrees), Communications (32 degrees), Psychology (43 degrees), and Biology (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. 447 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Winston-Salem State University was Registered Nursing with 447 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 312

  2. 971

In 2016, 312 degrees were awarded to men at Winston-Salem State University, which is 0.321 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (971).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Winston-Salem State University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.106 times less than the 404 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 404 degrees were awarded to women at Winston-Salem State University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.4 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% 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, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Winston-Salem State University is Female and Black or African American (50.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.43% of graduates (11 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

    710 degrees awarded

  2. White

    415 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Winston-Salem State University is black or african american (710 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (415 degrees).

2.34% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    503 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    345 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    207 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Winston-Salem State University is black or african american female (503 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (345 degrees).

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Operations

Winston-Salem State University has an endowment valued at nearly $27.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.52M (9.27%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Winston-Salem State University had a total expenditure of $137M. Of that $137M, they spent $64.8M on salaries and $137M on benefits.

Winston-Salem State University employs 113 Associate professors, 75 Assistant professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Winston-Salem State University are Female Associate professors (57), Male Associate professors(56), and Female Assistant professors (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Winston-Salem State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, Service, with 76 employees, and Management with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.2M

2015 Endowment

8.06%

growth from 2014

Winston-Salem State University has an endowment valued at about $27.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Winston-Salem State University grew 8.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.71M 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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

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$64.8M

Salary Expenditure

$137M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Winston-Salem State University had a total expenditure of $137M. Of that $137M, they spent $64.8M on salaries and $137M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Winston-Salem State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$64.8M

2015 Salaries

4.06%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Winston-Salem State University paid a median of $64.8M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($137M) and a 4.06% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.552% growth from 2013 and a 3.07% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.3M

Instructional Salaries

313

Number of Employees

In 2015, Winston-Salem State University paid a total of $24.3M to 313 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

113 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

138 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Winston-Salem State University were Associate professor with 113 employees; Assistant professor with 75 employees; and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Winston-Salem State University were Office and Administrative Support with 138 employees; Service with 76 employees; and Management with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Winston-Salem State University was Female Associate professor with 57 employees, Male Associate professor with 56 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 55 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Winston-Salem State University.

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