School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Salem State University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 1970
Admission Information
Online Application
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of Salem State University is 90.01% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 16.59%. The application fees are $50 for undergraduate programs and $50 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate90.01 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)16.59 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$50

Tuition & Fees

Salem State's 2023 tuition & fees is $11,978 for Massachusetts residents and $18,961 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 2.60% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($18,480).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $9,088 for Massachusetts residents and $10,747 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition increased by 2.58% compared to the last year's rate.
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$11,978$18,961
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,088$10,747
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 7,131 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,251 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Salem State has 5,555 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,576 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students7,131
Undergraduate Students5,555
Graduate Students1,576
Online Enrollment1,251

Degree Information and Campus Life

Salem State offers 148 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 2 out of the 148 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by Salem State
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs148 Programs
Number of online programs2 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification

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