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Chowan University
Chowan University One University Place Murfreesboro, NC 27855 Phone: (252) 398-6500
  • General Information
    About Chowan University

    Chowan University is a comprehensive coeducational institution committed to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarly inquiry, and service. The University provides the environment for students to become learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity, and ethical values necessary to survive and flourish in a rapidly-changing, culturally diverse, global society. Chowan University, as a church-related institution, was founded upon and is dedicated to Judeo-Christian values. Consistent with this heritage, the University is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom-academic excellence, the dignity and worth of each individual, an atmosphere of open dialogue, freedom of inquiry and expression, and a moral commitment to the pursuit of truth. The University fulfills its mission with a careful blend of both liberal arts programs and professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Recognizing that such a blend of knowledge and experience is particularly suited to the needs of contemporary society, Chowan emphasizes the need to connect general education with specialized education, theoretical learning with practical learning, and intellectual skills with career skills in all areas of study. Graduate studies will enhance practical learning, intellectual skills, and career skills beyond the undergraduate program. The University meets the academic, social, and spiritual needs of its students by affording personal attention in a caring context, providing structured and extracurricular opportunities which facilitate positive learning and life experiences, furnishing diverse programs maintained in appropriately appointed physical facilities, promoting and supporting the ideal of responsibility to self and others, and employing a qualified and diverse faculty and staff who are committed to the mission of the institution.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Southern Baptist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 2,585
      Percent Admitted 56%
      Men Admitted 56%
      Women Admitted 55%
      Full Time Retention Rate 45%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 370 470
        Math 370 480
        Writing 360 460
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 15 19
        English 12 17
        Math 15 19
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 1,018
      Native American 4.0
      Asian 4.0
      African American 479.0
      Hispanic 22.0
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,107
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 32

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