Chowan University

Overview of Chowan University

The campus of Chowan is in Murfreesboro, NC, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. Its Southern Baptist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Chowan is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Chowan is known for its programs in media, music, nutrition and exercise therapy, security and law enforcement.

Chowan Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 370. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 370 and 480.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chowan had 875 students enrolled (843 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Chowan offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Chowan values student athletics, and belongs to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Other, Other, Other. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Chowan

Chowan University
One University Place
Murfreesboro , NC 27855
General Phone: (252) 398-6500

Chowan Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Media20graphic communications, printing equipment operation
Business and Management17business management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14health and physical education
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Liberal Arts8American studies, English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, history
Education and Teaching6elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching
Design3graphic design
Music1music, music management
Fine Arts1fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Chowan in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9321
Associate's degree91

Chowan Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chowan had a total enrollment of 875 students (843 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 63%
Women 37%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 41%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 51%
20-21 28%
22-24 14%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina45%
New Jersey2%
New York1%

Chowan Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 43 %

Chowan Room and Board (2007)

Chowan offers campus housing for 900 of its 843 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Murfreesboro, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Chowan Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370470
SAT Math370480
SAT Writing360460
ACT Verbal1217
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1519

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Chowan Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,120
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,120
Room and board $ 7,210
Room charge $ 3,410
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 864
Other expenses $ 240

Financial Aid:
Chowan participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 291600)

Chowan Faculty

Chowan has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year3$64,3671*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$60,5295$54,960

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Chowan Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Other
Baseball Other
Track Other

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports83240

Chowan Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Science Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Graphic Communications, General
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Chowan Highlights

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What Sets Chowan Apart:

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Top 7%Chowan % of degrees in music
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 12%Chowan % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 14%Chowan % of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Male % of student body
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Top 15%Chowan Male % of student body
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Top 18%Chowan Number of students

checked Southern Baptist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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