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Winston Salem College and University Demographics

The 10 colleges and universities in Winston Salem offer 260 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from nuclear medical technology/technologist to fire prevention and safety technology/technician to physical education teaching and coaching.

Winston Salem's top-ranked school is University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 31st. Approximately 872 students are currently enrolled at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Acting is the most popular course of study at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Average tuition for students at Winston Salem colleges and universities is $9,845 per year. In Winston Salem, tuition rates can vary from $39,970 per year to $1,524 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Wake Forest University, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Forsyth Technical Community College.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $46,214,778 of the total $48,900,001 in financial aid received by Winston Salem students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. Winston-Salem State University gave its students $13,909,981 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Winston Salem school.

Winston Salem Student Demographics

In 2010, 25,047 students were enrolled in Winston Salem schools, which was 4% of the total college students in North Carolina. Forsyth Technical Community College, with 9,144 students, had the highest number of students in Winston Salem, while Winston Salem Barber School, with only 49 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 74% of students who enroll as first year students at Winston Salem schools return to complete their second year. Approximately 69% of students eventually graduate. The Winston Salem college with the highest graduation rate is Carolina Christian College, which has a graduation rate of 100%. The Winston Salem college with the lowest graduation rate is Forsyth Technical Community College, which has a graduation rate of 15%.


Of the 25,047 students attending Winston Salem schools, 62% are female. 33 students are over 24 years old for every 100 college students In Winston Salem, . In 2009, 44% of Winston Salem college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Regency Beauty Institute-Winston-Salem, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in Winston Salem.

Winston Salem Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 2,208 faculty employed by Winston Salem colleges and universities. 52% of faculty members at Winston Salem schools were female. 16% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 13 for colleges and universities in Winston Salem. John Wesley College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Winston Salem.

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