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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.

You will be ready to tackle problems, collaborate, & communicate with confidence. Whatever opportunities life brings your way, you’ll work like a pro and find your place to shine.

About Chowan

Academics
700 students

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

Academics
10 core life skills

complement robust academic
programs to holistically
prepare students for life

Academics
60 academic programs

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

Academics
21 D-II Teams

Competing in Conference Carolina & one in the Gulf South

Academics
100% students

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

The world around us is always changing—including what employers expect from today’s college graduates. Excellence in a field of study is still essential, but it’s the integration of future-proof skills that will set our graduates apart for career success.

Dr. Rosemary Thomas
Campus News, Featured

Chowan University Board of Trustees Selects Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas as 24th President

In a special called meeting of the Chowan University Board of Trustees, the Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Jane Burke, presented the committee’s recommended presidential candidate to the full Board of Trustees as the next president of Chowan University.  In a unanimous vote, Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas has been selected as the 24th — and.

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Al-Tariq Fewell jois admissions
Campus News, Featured, Faculty Features

Al-Tariq “Al” Fewell Joins Chowan University Admissions

Chowan University is proud to announce the appointment of Al-Tariq “Al” Fewell as our most recent admissions counselor. A Shelby native, Fewell received his Bachelors Of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Elizabeth City State University, where he spent time working in the administrative sector. In his role as an admissions counselor, Fewell will cover the.

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Christmas at Chowan
Arts and Performance, Featured, Faculty Features

Annual Christmas at Chowan Concert Delights Audience with Festive Performances 

Christmas at Chowan

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John Tayloe retires
Campus News, Featured, Faculty Features

John M. Tayloe Retires from Chowan University after Three Decades of Service Above Self

Few individuals dedicate themselves to their work so fully; few put a cause – an institution – above themselves, time and time again. John M. Tayloe is one of those rare individuals. A Bertie County native and 1994 alumnus, Tayloe began his career at Chowan following his graduation, and time and time again, he has.

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Jessica Drake accepts award for completeing Virginia Rural Leadership Institute Program
Alumni & Friends, Featured

Board of Trustee Member and Alumna Jessica Drake Graduates from Virginia Rural Leadership Institute

Jessica Drake, a Board of Trustee Member and alumna of Chowan University was among the 28 graduates from the second cohort of the Virginia Rural Leadership Institute (VRLI). VRLI is a prestigious leadership program that aims to develop and support highly skilled leaders dedicated to revitalizing rural communities across Virginia. The graduation ceremony, held on.

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Criminal Justice in White House Press Room
Academics, Alumni & Friends, Featured

Chowan University Criminal Justice Department Visits White House

On Saturday, October 28th, a group of Chowan University students embarked on an unforgettable educational journey to the nation’s capital. Led by Dr. Pamela Woodard and John Tayloe, the students had the opportunity to explore Washington, DC, and engage in enriching experiences that will leave a lasting impact on their lives. The day began with.

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More News

Business and Industry
Alumni & Friends, Campus News, Student Life
Chowan University’s Harri Lovett Hosts First Business and Industry Coffee Event

 The first Business and Industry Coffee Event was held at the Hawks Nest on February..

Betty Jo Shepheard
Alumni & Friends, Campus News
Betty Jo Shepheard Joins Chowan University’s Board of Trustees

Chowan University is pleased to announce the appointment of Betty Jo Shepheard to its Board..



Chowan is a Life Skills University

Career Driven
With majors in today’s highest-demand fields, we’re positioning students for a dynamic job market.
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collaboration
Innovative Learning
A non-traditional innovative learning schedule allows students to concentrate on just two classes at a time for seven-week sessions.
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Life Skills
Throughout all coursework and across the college experience, we’ve integrated future-proof skills development that prepares students for the demands of career and life
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Faith
The entire student experience at Chowan is built on a strong spiritual foundation, connecting a relationship with God to life in the real world.

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Affordable
We believe everyone deserves access to a college education, and that’s why 100% of our students receive some type of financial aid.
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