Salem State University

Acceptance Rate 90 %
SAT Average 1,085
Tuition & Fees $18,480
Student Population 7,242
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,505

Academic Overview

Salem State University is a public, four-years institute located in Salem, Massachusetts. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $11,675 for Massachusetts residents and $18,480 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,242 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 90% and the graduation rate is 59% last year.
The salary after graduation from Salem State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $47,100. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Salem State's tuition & fees is $11,675 for Massachusetts residents and $18,480 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $8,857 for in-state students and $10,477 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Salem State. The acceptance rate of Salem State is 90% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 17%. The average graduation rate is 59% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,505 and 73% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,242 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Salem State University is 90 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Salem State University is 59 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Salem State University is 74 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Salem State University is 7,242
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Salem State University is 14 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,505 at Salem State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 1970
Online Applicationhttps://www.salemstate.edu/apply-now
Financial Aidwww.salemstate.edu/finaid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.salemstate.edu/campus-life/student-navigation-center/financial-aid/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionwww.salemstate.edu/center-academic-excellence/veterans-affairs
Disability Servicewww.salemstate.edu/disability-services

Offered Degrees

Salem State offers 152 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree931
Post Bachelor's Degree160
Master's Degree381
Post Master's Degree50

Special Learning Opportunities

Salem State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,282)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,946)

Veterans Benefits

Salem State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges