Salem State College

352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA

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Salem State College is a public school that has many majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Salem, MA, in a predominantly suburban area. Approximately nine thousand students are enrolled yearly at Salem State College.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. Most students admitted to this school score in a range of 1330 to 1620 on the SAT exam. 57% of students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 31% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at salemstate.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay around $8,400 and nonresidents pay $15,000 annually. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $8,900 per year. Students attending Salem State College may qualify for aid which is generally grants and loans.

The Salem State College "Vikings" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Ice Hockey (NCAA Division III)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.salemstate.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Salem State College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Salem State College is around 9,200 students, with undergraduate students making up about 81% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$15,600

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $910-$1,100
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,460
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $340-$410 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $420-$510 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$6,082
Receiving Student Loans77%$7,646

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Salem State College may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Salem State College is around 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years22%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Salem State College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Salem State College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    74.90%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    89%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    15:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    4

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $5,402