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Winston-Salem State University shines in new national rankings

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) continues to rank as one of the top producers of degrees for African Americans in the nation, according to recent rankings from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

For African American registered nursing (RN) graduates, WSSU ranked no. 5 in the nation, up one spot from the 2015 rankings. WSSU’s nursing program also ranked no. 19 for all minority graduates and no. 17 for Native American graduates.

WSSU ranks no. 30 in the magazine’s “Top 100 Bachelor’s Degree Producers” for overall African American graduates.

WSSU also ranks in the top 50 in six additional categories for African American graduates:

*No. 8: Health Professions and Related Programs
*No. 10: Parks, Recreation, and Fitness Studies
*No. 22: Education
*No. 23: Health and Medical Services
*No. 26: Liberal Studies
*No. 36: Physical Sciences

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s analysis is based on U.S. Department of Education data.

Additional Rankings

WSSU also has received accolades recently from the website CollegeChoice.net.

The website ranked WSSU one of its “Best Southern Regional Universities, 2016.” WSSU was the only North Carolina Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to make the list.

WSSU also made the website’s “50 Best Bachelor’s in Social Work” rankings. WSSU is the only university in the Triad to make the list. The ranking is based on academic reputation, cost and post-graduate achievement in the job market. The social worker program is offered through the Department of Human Service Studies.

About Winston-Salem State University

Winston Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be through leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.


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