Salem State University

Acceptance Rate 90.01 %
2023 Tuition & Fees $18,961
Student Population 7,131
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,707
Graduation Rate 57 %

Academic Overview

Salem State University Campus, Salem, MA
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 2023 tuition & fees is $11,977 for Massachusetts residents and $18,961 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $9,088 for Massachusetts residents and $10,747 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,131 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 90.01% and the graduation rate is 57% 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.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Salem State's tuition & fees is $11,977 for Massachusetts residents and $18,961 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $9,088 for in-state students and $10,747 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Salem State. The acceptance rate of Salem State is 90.01% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 16.59%. The average graduation rate is 57% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,707 and 68% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,131 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Salem State University is 90.01 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Salem State University is 57 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Salem State University is 75 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Salem State University is 7,131
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Salem State University is 13 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,707 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 148 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 Degree921
Post Bachelor's Degree160
Master's Degree341
Post Master's Degree60

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:1,928)
Board/Meal Plan

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