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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

1000 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.

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
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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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Honors Class that produced the Traditions book
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First-Year Honors College Project Produces A+ Work with Chowan University Traditions Book

First-year honor students have notably left their mark at Chowan by completing their semester assignment with the production of The Blue and White: Chowan’s Traditions Book. Students in the 2022 spring Honors First-Year Experience class spent the semester pouring over old yearbooks, student newspapers, and catalogs; as well as reading Chowan histories to distill the.

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Chowan University’s 163rd Commencement Honored its Students

Chowan University held its 163rd Commencement on Saturday, May 7 at 10 am in the Hawks Athletic Center.  At the ceremony, 197 students received their diplomas. The ceremony was led by the chief faculty marshal, Dr. Hunter Taylor, Dean of the School of Business and Design.  Each school was led by its chosen gonfalonier and.

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Carnegie Hall
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Chowan University Singers Perform at Carnegie Hall

Months of rehearsal and anticipation finally paid off for members of the Chowan University Singers who traveled to New York City in March to perform at Carnegie Hall.  Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, Carnegie Hall is one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world..

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Esports vs Clemson
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Chowan Esports Hosted Clemson Over The Weekend

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Esports Program took a step away from their normal competition schedule as the Hawks hosted the Clemson Esports Program over the weekend in some friendly competition. “We were excited to have a Division I program here on campus and to compete against them,” said Katie Harry.  “Both programs had a great time.

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Chowan University Announces 4+1 MOL Program

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Chowan Singers and Community Chorus spring 2022
Arts and Performance
Chowan University Community Chorus To Begin Rehearsals

The Chowan Community Chorus, part of the Chowan University Department of Music, will begin rehearsals..



People Of Chowan

Patrick Krack
Class of 2022 Sports Management
Meet Patrick
I chose Chowan because it felt like a community. At Chowan, you have the opportunity to be a part of a variety of clubs, ministries, and activities that allow you to meet other students and faculty.
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Zyon Pye
Class of 2022 Mathematics
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It is my profound pleasure and honor to serve as the Student Body President at Chowan University for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
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Tayler Thomas Tate
Class of 2022 Psychology
Meet Tayler
I chose Chowan because when I came to the campus for scholarship day I had the best experience! I immediately connected with everyone I met.
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Rachel Van Buren
Class of 2023 Music
Meet Rachel
I chose Chowan because Chowan had teachers that cared about the students and their academic success. Chowan is willing to help all sorts of different students and teach people with learning differences.
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