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Address352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
Phone978-542-6000
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Salem State University Campus, Salem, MA
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2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of Salem State University are $11,675 for in-state students and $18,480 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2021 tuition and fees are $8,857 for in-state students and $10,477 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2022 tuition & fees are $12,080 for Massachusetts residents and $18,905 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2022 graduate school tuition & fees are $9,170 for Massachusetts residents and $10,788 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $47,100. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program shows the highest salary with $65,800 after graduating.
2020-21 Tuition & Fees2021-22 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$11,675$18,480
Graduate$8,857$10,477
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$12,080$18,905
Graduate$9,170$10,788
The estimation for 2021-2022 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2021 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at Salem State University is 86% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 20%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,085.
The average graduation rate is 57%. Total 8,338 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2021 Key Academics Statistics at Salem State
Admission Stats »86% Acceptance Rate / 20% Yield
Test Scores »1,085 SAT / 21 ACT
Graduation Rate »57%
Retention Rate74%(full-time), 25% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio7.14% (14 to 1)
Student Population »8,338 (6,811 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$6,187
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$47,100
Average Salary by Field of Study$20,600 - $65,800

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Salem State University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at Salem State
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
Salem State provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at Salem State
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Salem State University. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 2,282. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $3,946.
Salem State Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity2,282


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