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Salem State University Demographics & Diversity

Salem, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Salem State University are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Salem State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 9%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 85% more female students than male students enrolled at Salem State University with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Salem State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Salem State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Salem State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,924
Women 5,414

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Salem State University serves a very low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Salem State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,187 per year

51% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 22.8%
Part time Undergrads 17.4%

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