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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.

Dr. Babb, Acting President
Alumni & Friends, Campus News, Featured

Chowan University Selects Dr. Harold Babb as Acting President

Dr. Harold W. Babb of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, has been appointed acting President of Chowan University by the Board of Trustees, effective March 2, 2023. Dr. Babb is a 1970 graduate of Chowan University with an A.S. in Accounting. He continued his education, receiving a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond, an M.S. in.

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Standing on the Word of God Ceremony at Chowan
Alumni & Friends, Campus News, Featured

Standing on the Word of God

On Tuesday, February 21st, a small group of Board of Trustee Members gathered to lay God’s word in the foundation of the Chapel.  Held at the Kerr Gazebo, adjacent to the site of the Chowan University Chapel, eight Trustees gathered for a brief ceremony while construction remained steady on what has been dubbed the most.

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Coach Paul Johnson
Athletics, Campus News, Featured

Chowan Football Joins Gulf South, Conference Carolinas In 2025

In an introductory press conference held in the Football Pond Center, the introduction of Head Coach Paul Johnson, along with the future of the Chowan Football program was announced on Thursday afternoon. For the 2023 and 2024 seasons, the Chowan Football program will compete in the Gulf South Conference (GSC).  This move guarantees the Hawks eight.

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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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Alumni & Friends, Campus News, Student Life, Campus Ministry
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Guests at Chowan University's SeniorFEST participate in the “Mind and Body Fitness” breakout session hosted by ECU Health Wellness Center Ahoskie Coaches Jason Jenkins and Lisa Lane.
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Chowan University SeniorFEST features Pepper Choplin

Chowan University was pleased to return to an in-person SeniorFEST on Tuesday, March 21st. This..

People Of Chowan

Chowan Student Spotlight, Kashara Simpson
Class of 2025 Exercise Science
Meet Kashara
“God called me to Chowan to grow spiritually, academically, and socially while having the opportunity to play the sport that I love.
Chowan Students
Class of 2024 History Pre-Law
Meet Erica
“Everyone on this campus treats you like family.”
Chowan Student Spotlight, Malachi Cobb
Class of 2024 Music Education
Meet Malachi
“Chowan University is giving me the chance to become a better musician and leader.”
Chowan Student Spotlight, Harri Lovett
Class of 2022/2023 Business/MOL
Meet Harri
“Chowan has helped me keep my options open and my network-wide.”