Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is a public university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is one of ten campuses that belong to the University of North Carolina. It was established in 1892 by the son of former slaves. Dr. Simon Green Atkins founded the small Winston-Salem Teachers College, which eventually became Winston-Salem State University. The university now offers over 40 majors and 10 different graduate degrees on a campus containing more than 40 buildings. The annual enrollment regularly exceeds 6,000 students. Winston-Salem State University was ranked 27th in a ranking of the top comprehensive baccalaureate colleges of the south, between the years 2001 and 2009.

The nursing programs offered at the university include four BSN programs. Undergraduate may enroll in a traditional BSN program, accelerated BSN program, or LPN to BSN program. The university also offers an MSN program. These programs are all accredited by the CCNE. The WSSU traditional BSN program includes nursing courses starting during the junior year of the four-year program. Before selecting the nursing major, students must complete eight prerequisite courses, which includes two nursing courses. Students also gain hands-on experiences at healthcare facilities in the community. The accelerated BSN program is designed to be completed in just 13 months, for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 447
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 50
Nursing Practice Post-master's certificate 3
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Winston-Salem State University

ECPI University - Greensboro
14.86 miles away
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
23.21 miles away
North Carolina A & T State University
25.39 miles away
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
61.14 miles away
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
66.7 miles away
ECPI University - Charlotte
71.74 miles away
North Carolina Central University
74.47 miles away
Radford University
74.55 miles away
Appalachian State University
81.59 miles away
ECPI University - Raleigh
85.19 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading400 to 470
SAT: Math400 to 470
SAT: Writing370 to 440
ACT Composite17 to 19
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$9,361
30k to 48k$10,059
48k to 75k$14,297
75k to 110k$16,797
Over 110k$16,309
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $475.00 $1,714.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $475.00 $1,714.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

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