Overview

Student Population
8,702
Salem State University overview
Location Salem, Massachusetts
Online salemstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Salem State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

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 6,185 prospective students applied, and 5,066 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,094 enrolled in the school.  6,333 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,369 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $910 plus fees of $9,368. Salem State University is ranked 988 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Moderate 
Salem State University overview
SAT 1060/1220
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.09
Applications Accepted
81.9% 
Salem State University overview
Applications Due Apr 15, 2020
Applicant Competition Very Low

Annual Cost to Attend

Massachusetts Resident Tuition
$910
In State Costs for Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$9,368
Room and Board $13,000
Budget for Other Expenses$1,746
Total One Year Cost$26,224
Out of State Tuition
$7,050
Out of State Costs for Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$9,368
Room and Board $13,000
Budget for Other Expenses$1,746
Total One Year Cost$32,364

Outcomes

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

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%

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