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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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   Winston-Salem University

Winston-Salem State University was founded by Simon Green Atkins as the Slater Industrial Academy September 28, 1892. It began in a one-room frame structure with 25 pupils and one teacher. In 1895, the school was recognized by the state of North Carolina, and in 1897 it was chartered by the state as the Slater Industrial and State Normal School.

Simon Atkins, the son of former slaves received his early schooling in Haywood, North Carolina. He was an astute student and progressed to teaching in the town school before he enrolled in St. Augustine's Normal Collegiate Institute, now St. Augustine's College, in 1880. After graduating from college, he took a teaching position in Chatham County. His aptitude was recognized, and he was brought to Livingstone College in Salisbury in the fall of 1884 by Dr. J. C. Price. There Atkins served as head of the grammar school department for six years and also, during the last two years, acted as the treasurer of the college. While associated with Livingstone College, Atkins spent his summers conducting institutes for black teachers in various North Carolina counties. His abiding interest in teacher-training also led him to become a founder of the North Carolina Negro Teachers Association.

From the beginning, the school has insisted upon the vital importance of elementary school teachers in any program of building an improved citizenship. Emphasis has, therefore, constantly been placed upon the quality and quantity of training for these teachers. In 1925, the General Assembly of North Carolina recognized the school's leadership in this field; granted the school a new charter, extending its curriculum above high school; changed its name to Winston-Salem Teachers College; and empowered it under authority of the State Board of Education to confer appropriate degrees. Winston-Salem Teachers College thus became the first African American institution of higher learning in the nation to grant degrees for teaching in the elementary grades.

The School of Nursing was established in 1953, awarding graduates the degree of Bachelor of Science. In 1957 the North Carolina General Assembly revised the charter of the college authorizing it to expand its curriculum to include secondary education and other specific types of training as directed and determined by the State Board of Higher Education. In 1963 the North Carolina General Assembly authorized the changing of the college's name from Winston-Salem Teachers College to Winston-Salem State College. A statute designating Winston-Salem State College as Winston-Salem State University received legislative approval in 1969.

On October 30, 1971, the General Assembly reorganized higher education in North Carolina. On July 1, 1972, Winston-Salem State University became one of 16 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina, subject to the control of a Board of Governors. This institution is growingand has still has an outstanding teaching and nursing curriculum. This is a must see University.

Academia:                                                                                                                  Athletics
The College of Arts and Sciences                                                          Men's Sports                    Women's Sports
School of Business and Economics                                                        Baseball                            Softball
School of Health Sciences                                                                     Basketball                         Basketball
School of Education and Human Performance                                     Cross Country                   Cross Country
Graduate and Professional Programs                                                    Football                            Volleyball
University College and Lifelong Learning                                              Tennis                               Tennis
                                                                                                                                                      Track and Field

WSSU Home Page Link Below:
WSSU Home Page

Winston-Salem State University
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2000

WSSU Admissions Link Below:

WSSU Admissions
206 Thompson Center
601 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: 336-750-2074
Toll Free: 800-257-4052
Fax: 336-750-2079

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