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 Salem State University

Salem State University - Salem, MA

352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

General information:(978)542-6000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:9,646(7,704 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,850 $7,230 $7,670 -6%
Out-of-state $12,990 $13,370 $13,810 -3%
Books and supplies $900 $900 $900 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,031 $10,395 $11,050 -6%
Other $1,662 $1,588 $1,660 -4%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,856 $9,866 $9,720 1%
Other $2,862 $3,324 $3,396 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,398 $4,324 $4,396 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $19,443 $20,113 $21,280 -5%
Off Campus $20,468 $21,320 $21,686 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,148 $12,454 $12,966 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $25,583 $26,253 $27,420 -4%
Off Campus $26,608 $27,460 $27,826 0%
Off Campus with Family $18,288 $18,594 $19,106 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $910
In-state fees $6,760
Out-of-state tuition $7,050
Out-of-state fees $6,760
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,520
In-state fee $3,150
Out-of-state tuition $4,140
Out-of-state fees $3,150
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 808 82% --
Grant or scholarship aid 595 60% $3,337,813 $5,610
Federal grants 368 37% $1,784,717 $4,850
Pell grants 367 37% $1,506,351 $4,104
Other federal grants 318 32% $278,366 $875
State/local government grant or scholarships 402 41% $601,719 $1,497
Institutional grants or scholarships 532 54% $951,377 $1,788
Student loan aid 676 69% $4,363,908 $6,455
Federal student loans 667 68% $3,667,367 $5,498
Other student loans 73 7% $696,541 $9,542
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,552 45% $18,634,758 $5,246
Pell grants 2,546 32% $10,066,117 $3,954
Federal student loans 4,336 55% $30,074,240 $6,936

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,840 $12,004 $13,872
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,376 $8,250 $10,762
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,099 $9,554 $11,839
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,268 $14,406 $15,797
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,982 $16,961 $18,079
$110,001 and more $17,149 $17,649 $18,940

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,646
Undergraduate enrollment 7,704
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 868
Graduate enrollment 1,942
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,697 2,075 3,622
Percent admitted 57% 60% 56%
Percent admitted who enrolled 60% 21% 16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 917 92%
ACT 0 0%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 550
SAT Math 450 540
SAT Writing 440 530
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1715
Field Hockey -17
Golf 10-
Ice Hockey 27-
Lacrosse 3020
Soccer 2520
Softball -16
Tennis 88
Track and Field, X-Country 615
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/09/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2007 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2004 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1997 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1953 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

11/01/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

05/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

05/03/2003 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist

05/02/1984 - 06/13/2011Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1985 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2009 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/1999 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/12/1967 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

04/01/1985 - 06/30/2010Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1976 - 06/30/2010Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession202
Drug law violations04 1
Liquor law violations312326
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 002
Drug law violations 030
Liquor law violations 13152
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 022
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 003
Burglary 181211
Motor vehicle theft 030
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 022
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 1382
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate10.2%
Number in default156
Number in repayment1,515

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00218800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Master's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry5---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0--0
Biomedical Sciences, General13---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology4---
Environmental Biology4---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography13---
Category total54--0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting75---
Accounting and Finance15---
Business Administration and Management, General02-17
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies13---
Finance, General0---
Financial Planning and Services-1--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General16---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General13---
International Business/Trade/Commerce20---
Management Information Systems, General5---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1---
Tourism and Travel Services Management4---
Category total3223-17
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising1---
Journalism12---
Public Relations/Image Management29---
Category total66---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science8---
Computer and Information Sciences, General0---
Category total8---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1--6
Biology Teacher Education---2
Chemistry Teacher Education---0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--231
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0--20
Education, General010-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--43
Educational/Instructional Technology---19
Elementary Education and Teaching2--53
English/Language Arts Teacher Education---11
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration---10
History Teacher Education---6
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching1--8
Mathematics Teacher Education-0-15
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching01-7
Reading Teacher Education-0-25
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education---4
Secondary Education and Teaching2--25
Spanish Language Teacher Education2--10
Special Education and Teaching, General---59
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth---1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-4-13
Category total13466328
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing7---
English Language and Literature, General15--17
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing8---
Writing, General1---
Category total66--17
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Language Interpretation and Translation0---
Spanish Language and Literature0---
Category total6---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer4---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4---
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist6---
Nursing Science---26
Occupational Therapy/Therapist5--7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse227---
Category total246--33
History Colleges
American History (United States)0---
European History2---
History, General9--9
Public/Applied History1---
Category total41--9
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration93--6
Fire Services Administration2---
Forensic Science and Technology1---
Category total96--6
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other14---
Category total29---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General4--8
Category total14--8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General0---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies7---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management18---
Category total51---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0---
Geology/Earth Science, General0---
Category total20---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology--419
Industrial and Organizational Psychology---6
Psychology, General23---
Category total99-425
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work39--78
Category total39--78
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General1---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography35-6
Geography10--0
Political Science and Government, General1---
Sociology8---
Category total765-6
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations0---
Category total0---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting2---
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3---
Art/Art Studies, General1---
Commercial and Advertising Art11---
Design and Applied Arts, Other1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11---
Drawing0---
Music, General1---
Painting0---
Photography1---
Printmaking2---
Sculpture1---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1---
Category total64---
Grand total1011410527