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Chowan University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Chowan University? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Chowan University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Chowan University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Chowan University was awarded 53 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Chowan University is ranked #2,173 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Chowan University held the #2,384 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Chowan University is also ranked #91 out of 93 schools in North Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Chowan University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Chowan University is a competitive 67%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 61% of students accepted to Chowan University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 400 and 500. Math scores were between 390 and 500.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Chowan University  ( 400 to 500 )

SAT Math Scores for Chowan University  ( 390 to 500 )
Chowan University received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 14 and 17.

ACT Composite Scores for Chowan University  ( 14 to 17 )

Learn more about Chowan University admissions.

Chowan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Chowan University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Chowan University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Chowan University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Chowan University this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Chowan University is 14%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  14 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Chowan University.

Chowan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,100 undergraduates at Chowan University with 1,081 being full-time and 19 being part-time.

How Much Does Chowan University Cost?

The overall average net price of Chowan University is $16,716. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Chowan University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,263 $15,301 $17,576 $19,247 $25,664

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Chowan University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Chowan University, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $6,837 a year. That adds up to $27,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chowan University is 25.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Chowan University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Chowan University make about $35,704 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 16% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Chowan University make the most money.

Location of Chowan University

Chowan University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. Murfreesboro is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Chowan University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Place, Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Phone: 252-398-6500

Chowan University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 32 $28,131
Health & Physical Education 26 $26,216
General Psychology 25 $19,155
General Biology 17 NA
Business Administration & Management 14 $33,262
Recreation Administration 12 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12 NA
General English Literature 9 NA
Design & Applied Arts 7 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Chowan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Chowan University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,030 students took at least one online class at Chowan University. This is an increase from the 347 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,030 43
2018-2019 347 0
2017-2018 244 11
2016-2017 47 9
2015-2016 131 0

Learn more about online learning at Chowan University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.