Salem State University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970-5353
(978) 542-6200
Fax: (978) 542-6893

Contact: Nate Bryant
Assistant Dean of Student Development
Main Address
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970-5353
(978) 542-6000

www.salemstate.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 7,677
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,151
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,082
Graduate enrollment: 2,480

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Out-of-state application fee: $40

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 71%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Music – General B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Ecology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B
Language Interpretation/Translation B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B

History

American History (U.S.) B
European History B
History – General B
Public History/Archives B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Services Administration B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Cartography B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Salem State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(978) 542-6000
Website:www.salemstate.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://srm2.targetx.com/orgs/00Dj0000000JyqCEAS/login
Address:352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,001
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):46%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:6,972 (77% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,736
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,148
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,158

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Salem State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Salem State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences61
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3121
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education7721
English Language and Literature/Letters41
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs153
History51
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology222
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences162
Visual and Performing Arts14
Grand total158535

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Salem State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Salem State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,736
Out-of-state$16,148
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,191
Out-of-state$8,811

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid96589%
Grant or scholarship aid70665%$6,158
Student loan aid85979%$7,695

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,03454%$5,453
Federal student loans4,70663%$6,946

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Salem State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Salem State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,1391,9754,164
Percent admitted100%73%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%18%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Salem State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment9,001
Undergraduate enrollment7,346
Graduate enrollment1,655

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Salem State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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