- Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Total student enrollment: 5,121 (4,656 undergraduate students)
- 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition: $5,941 in-state, $16,188 out-of-state
- Campus setting: midsize city
Founded in 1892, Winston-Salem’s early history was rooted in training elementary school teachers. It expanded into teaching nursing in 1953, and became Winston-Salem State College 10 years later and finally Winston-Salem State University in 1969. It leads the University of North Carolina system of 16 universities in terms of job placement for its graduates, and it tops the system in terms of average salaries among graduates in the region known as the Piedmont Triad of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point, North Carolina.