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At Chowan, you will be encouraged, inspired, and empowered to do your best. To be your best. To take what you have been given, and make the most of what can be.

Every day at Chowan is a challenge and an opportunity to strive for more, because we believe there is no limit to how far you can climb, and no rule to measure how far you can go. And you can get there from here.

About Chowan

900 students

86% live on campus
40% female + 60% male

450+ acre campus

surrounded by wooded areas and several lakes

70 degree programs

16 honor societies
16:1 student to faculty ratio
16 average class size

21 D-II Teams

Competing in Conference Carolina + Cheerleading
+ eSports

100% students

receive financial aid. Average yearly award of $27,580 inclusive of self-help aid

At Chowan, you’ll find that “Faith in Your Future” is more than a motto. It’s a value that underscores everything we do. Our Christian faith commitment is what grounds us and motivates us—so we can help students discover all that they’re meant to be.

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Alumni & Friends, Featured

Chowan University Celebrates 174th Year

On Tuesday, October 11, Chowan University celebrated its 174th anniversary. A “birthday celebration” organized by the Office of Alumni Relations took place at the historic McDowell Columns Building. University officials, employees, students, friends, and supporters gathered to celebrate Founder’s Day and what was the start of the 175th-year celebration. President Kirk E. Peterson brought greetings.

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Chowan front gate
Campus News, Featured

Chowan University Recognized by US News and World Report

Chowan University has been recognized among the best regional colleges in the south and for its social mobility in the south region in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings. The report released on Monday, September 12th, evaluates colleges and universities nationwide. For the first time in fourteen years, Chowan University ranked.

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John Yancey
Campus News, Featured

John Yancey Named Vice President of Enrollment Management

 Chowan University is pleased to announce John Yancey as Vice President for Enrollment Management. “The opportunity to serve Chowan University is exciting as I searched to find a small institution in a location that served its community,” shared Yancey. “I was familiar with Chowan and believe this is the right mutual fit and look forward.

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Dr. Smallwood and Peterson
Academics, Campus News, Featured

Chowan University Signs Partnership Agreement with Bertie County Schools

On Wednesday, August 10, Bertie County Schools leaders gathered at Chowan University to sign a partnership agreement that offers a framework for sharing resources to increase quality education and allow greater access to Chowan’s teacher education graduates. Chowan President, Dr. Kirk E. Peterson, and Dr. Otis Smallwood, Superintendent of Bertie County Schools, signed the agreement.

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Academics, Campus News, Featured

Chowan University Announces 4+1 MOL Program

Chowan University offers an accelerated program beginning this fall, allowing students to earn their bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree in just five years. Commonly known as the 4+1 Program, this program allows students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in five (5) years. Students majoring in Mass Communication,.

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Partnership Agreement Signing
Academics, Campus News, Featured

Chowan University Signs Partnership Agreements with Local School Leaders

On Thursday, July 28, regional school leaders gathered at Chowan University to sign partnership agreements with Chowan University. These agreements offer a framework for sharing resources to increase quality education and allow greater access to Chowan’s teacher education graduates. Chowan President, Dr. Kirk E. Peterson, signed agreements with Dr. Eric Cunningham, Superintendent of Halifax County.

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More News

Academics, Campus News
Department of Business Clinch Academic Bowl Success in Enthralling Final  

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Alumni & Friends, Campus News
Chowan University Hosts the Inaugural Legacy Society Luncheon 

On December 4, 2022, the Office of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at Chowan University..


Upcoming Events

nov

28

The FAITH Poster Show
8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Green Hall, 346 University Drive, Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855

dec

08

Final Examination Period

dec

14

Final Grades Due
12:00 pm


People Of Chowan

Class of 2025 Exercise Science
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