PROFILE

Chowan University

About Chowan University


Chowan University, grounded in its Christian faith, has been transforming the lives of students of promise for over 170 years. A Christian liberal arts university founded in 1848, Chowan is located in the Historic Inner Banks community of Murfreesboro in northeastern North Carolina. The university is in close proximity to the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads, Virginia. Chowan's park-like campus features more than 400 acres, including Lake Vann, the beloved "Squirrel Park" and the original McDowell Columns Hall, erected in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Chowan offers over 70 undergraduate academic programs among the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Professional Studies, and the School of Business and Design. Master's degrees are awarded through the School of Graduate Studies. The Music Department is also individually accredited by NASM. An NCAA Division II member institution, Chowan offers 21 varsity sports, co-ed cheerleading and co-ed esports, and a junior varsity men's basketball team. Nineteen programs compete in Conference Carolinas and two in the CIAA.

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About Our Students

FALL 2020 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2020.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

FALL 2020 FRESHMAN CLASS
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE   Percentages are for the origins of first-time freshmen enrolled in the fall of 2020.

GENDER: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

Women 47%
Men 53%

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What Students Pay

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Our Graduates

Percentage of Students Who Graduate   Percentages are for full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered this institution in the summer or fall of 2014 and completed their degree at this institution by the fall of 2020.

Within 4 Years 12%
Within 5 Years 25%
Within 6 Years 27%

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2020. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2020 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree: 82%

Undergraduate Class Size   Undergraduate Class Size:This table reports on the number of classes by class size that was offered in the fall of 2020. Number of Classes:This is the number of classes per semester. A class is an organized course offered for credit, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion section. Not included in this table is distance learning classes, noncredit classes, individual instruction such as thesis research and music instruction, independent studies, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes.

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 165 144 24 0 0

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Life on Campus

Chowan University is strongly committed to educating the total person - mind, body, and spirit. Student activities and residence life complement the student's classroom experiences and lead to one's personal growth and development. Campus life enables each student to develop social and interpersonal skills, foster leadership skills, cultivate sound ethical and moral principles, deepen spiritual commitments, formulate a philosophy of life, and explore career opportunities.

The University encourages and supports student life through a variety of student services provided by trained professionals in the Department of Student Affairs. The department consists of the following areas: Student Life, Housing, Campus Ministry, Wellness Center, University Counselor, Special Programs and Services, Public Safety, Residence Life, and Recreation and Intramurals. In addition to the Department of Student Affairs, several other university departments sponsor programs that enhance the quality of student life at Chowan.

Campus Safety

Chowan is concerned for the security and well-being of our students, staff and faculty. Chowan has a proactive plan of action for various emergency situations and safety procedures that come under regular review to ensure that they are always up-to-date and accurate.

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