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Chowan University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Chowan University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Chowan University Ranked?

2022 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 49 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Chowan University as #2,384 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 113 colleges in North Carolina, Chowan University is ranked at #104.

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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 $17,488. 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 +
$15,853 $15,977 $18,852 $24,589 $24,747

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 24.6%. 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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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
General Psychology 30 $21,052
Business Administration & Management 29 $34,704
Graphic Communications 29 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 27 NA
Health & Physical Education 21 $24,035
Recreation Administration 20 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 19 $30,771
General Biology 19 $25,194
Design & Applied Arts 9 NA
General Social Sciences 6 $26,585

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.

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