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Chowan University is a small private university of about 800 students located in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, although it accepts students of all backgrounds. It is the second-oldest Baptist school in North Carolina. It opened in 1848 as Chowan Baptist Female Institute, a four-year college for women. The McDowell Columns building, which houses the administrative offices of the college, was constructed in 1851. It is now a registered national historical landmark. Murfreesboro is a town located in Hertford County, North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States-based cooperative ministry agency serving Baptist churches around the world. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The Chowan Baptist Female Institute was renamed Chowan College in 1910, and began admitting male students in 1931. As one of the effects of the Great Depression, the college became a two-year institution in 1937. In 1992 the college returned to four-year status when it admitted a junior class. Today, it is a four-year university offering both Associate's and Bachelor's degrees.-1... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother depicts destitute pea pickers in California, centering on Florence Owens Thompson, a mother of seven children, age 32, in Nipomo, California, March 1936. ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... An associates degree is a degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities in Canada and the United States upon completion of a course of study equivalent to the first two years in a four-year college or university. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


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  • Chowan University Website


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Chowan College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (220 words)
Chowan College is a small private university of about 800 students located in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
The Chowan Baptist Female Institute was renamed Chowan College in 1910, and began admitting male students in 1931.
As one of the effects of the Great Depression, the college became a two-year institution in 1937.
College Profiles - Chowan College (1201 words)
The Chowan College curricular emphasis on ethics and the newly established Chowan College Center for Ethics provide opportunities for students to participate in discussions and activities that promote ethical inquiry, character formation, and ethical actions in their personal and professional lives.
Chowan College, a four-year, coeducational liberal arts institution, is founded upon and dedicated to Judeo-Christian principles and values.
Chowan College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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