Preparing diverse students for success in the 21st Century, Winston-Salem State University offers quality educational programs at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Students are engaged in active and experiential learning and have access to education through flexible delivery modes.
With a curriculum that focuses on the whole student, Winston-Salem State University produces graduates who are creative, flexible problem-solvers known for leadership and service. A progressive response to the needs of society is nothing new for this historically black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. Founded in 1892, WSSU in 1925 became the first African-American institution in the nation to grant elementary education teaching degrees.
Today, WSSU's award winning Motorsports Management major is the nation's first Bachelor of Science degree program dedicated to Motorsports management. WSSU is the third largest producer of nurses in North Carolina. In the Arts, The Smithsonian Institution named the Diggs Gallery at WSSU one of the nations best regional, contemporary Africa-American art galleries. Building on its core strengths in education and the health sciences, the university has grown to include innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 40 majors that meet the needs of a fast-evolving job market.