Winston-Salem State University provides an affordable, quality education as well as an enriching environment that attracts, retains and supports a diverse group of students in achieving success.
The university was established by Dr. Simon Green Atkins in 1892 with funds donated by industrialist John Fox Slater. Chartered by the state of North Carolina in 1897 as Slater Industrial and State Normal School and renamed Winston-Salem Teachers College in 1925, it was the first African American institution in the United States to grant degrees in elementary teacher education.The name was changed to Winston-Salem State University in 1969, and it merged into the University of North Carolina system in 1972.
Most Popular Programs
- In spring 2014, WSSU revitalized The WSSU Military Veterans Student Organization (MVSO). The Army ROTC and Student Affairs Office are strong supporters of MVSO. During the fall 2014 semester, the organization collaborated with the Military Services Advisory Committee to sponsor a Military Awareness Day that included a Military Awareness Institute (for faculty and staff) and a Military Boot-Camp Open House (for faculty, staff, and students).
Military Student Support
- Winston-Salem State University is committed to the success of our military and veteran student population. The mission of the Office of Military Services is to assist veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents in making a successful transition into our University. Our goal is to help these students in a number of capacities including counseling and advising on benefits, academic and admissions advising, and career transition. Few schools have a dedicated staff to help transition from a military environment to college life and WSSU is proud to be able to assist our military population in any way! Learn more .
Financial Aid: Robert Muhammad
GI Bill: Patricia Oliver
Military Services: Joel Lee
Registrar: Sharon Stoddard
Tuition Assistance: Carrie Barnes
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