School Overview

Salem State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem State ranked 30th in Massachusetts Colleges and 11st in Federal Region I.
It has a total enrollment of 7,242 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. Salem State's acceptance rate is 90.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Salem State University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education.
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

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Salem State University is 90.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 17.00%. The application fees are $50 for undergraduate programs and $50 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate90.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$50

Tuition & Fees

Salem State's 2022 tuition & fees is $11,675 for Massachusetts residents and $18,480 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $8,857 for Massachusetts residents and $10,477 for out-of-students.
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$11,675$18,480
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,857$10,477
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 7,242 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 4,903 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Salem State has 5,716 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,526 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students7,242
Undergraduate Students5,716
Graduate Students1,526
Online Enrollment4,903

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs145 Programs
Number of online programs3 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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