Saturday, September 18, 2021
Winston-Salem State University was founded at the Slater Industrial Academy in 1892.
Since its founding in 1892, Winston-Salem State University has grown from a one-room frame structure to more than 39 buildings located on a picturesque 117-acre campus overlooking the woodlands of
Salem Lake in the heart of Winston-Salem.
The university is now number one in the UNC system for North Carolina job placement for graduates and number one in the UNC system for the average salary for triad-area graduates. It is home to an award-winning student activities center, top 25 division II football, basketball and baseball programs, and offers students 100 -plus student organizations. Notable Winston-Salem State University Alumni include sports journalist and talk show host Stephen A. Smith, and football player Oronde Gadsden.