WSSU was founded in 1892 and is located in Winston-Salem, NC. The campus provides an urban setting and is spread out over 98 acres. Historically a black university constituent of the University of North Carolina, it now provides baccalaureate and graduate programs to their diverse student population. From 2001 to 2009 the U.S. News and World Report ranked WSSU among the Top Public Comprehensive Colleges in the South under the Bachelor’s Category. WSSU was also ranked number 24 in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges among Regional Colleges in the South.