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Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
8,338
Salem State University overview
Location Salem, Massachusetts
Online salemstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Salem State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,562 prospective students applied, and 5,558 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,111 enrolled in the school.  5,982 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,356 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $910 plus fees of $9,732. Salem State University is ranked 660 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes

Salem State University is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Moderate
Salem State University overview
SAT 980/1140
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.09
Applications Accepted
84.7% 
Salem State University overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Massachusetts Resident Tuition
$910
In State Costs for Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$9,732
Room and Board $13,778
Budget for Other Expenses$1,764
Total One Year Cost$27,384
Out of State Resident Tuition
$7,050
Out of State Costs for Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$9,732
Room and Board $13,778
Budget for Other Expenses$1,764
Total One Year Cost$33,524

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Salem State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Health Professions 17%
Education 9%
Psychology 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167729 IPEDS survey data for Salem State University.