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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?

2021 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 9 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Chowan University as #1,585 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Chowan University also holds the #50 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

See all of the rankings for Chowan University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Chowan University?

Acceptance Rate

Chowan University has an acceptance rate of 60%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Chowan University.

Average Test Scores

About 71% 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 390 and 480. Math scores were between 390 and 475.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Chowan University  ( 390 to 480 )

SAT Math Scores for Chowan University  ( 390 to 475 )
Chowan University received ACT scores from 44% 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 of 46% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Chowan University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  46 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 12% for first-time, full-time students at Chowan University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  12 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Chowan University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,395 undergraduates at Chowan University with 1,356 being full-time and 39 being part-time.

Chowan University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Chowan University is 81.72 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.72 out of 100
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How Much Does Chowan University Cost?

The overall average net price of Chowan University is $17,395. 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 +
$16,196 $15,728 $18,333 $24,005 $25,733

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Chowan University, approximately 90% of students took out student loans averaging $6,859 a year. That adds up to $27,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Chowan University is 22.8%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Chowan University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,300 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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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Location of Chowan University

Contact details for Chowan University are given below.

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

Chowan University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 19 majors graduated from Chowan University. Of these students, 263 received undergraduate degrees and 5 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 50 $26,200
Interdisciplinary Studies 41 $27,900
Business Administration & Management 36 $26,900
General Psychology 33 NA
Health & Physical Education 21 $21,900
General Social Sciences 18 NA
General Biology 10 NA
Graphic Communications 9 NA
Design & Applied Arts 9 NA
History 7 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 244 students took at least one online class at Chowan University. This is an increase from the 47 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 244 11
2016-2017 47 9
2015-2016 131 0
2014-2015 114 0
2013-2014 62 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.

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