Salem State University: Statistics

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#2429 of 14,131 In the World
#721 of 2,597 In North America
#662 of 2,496 In the United States
#29 of 88 In Massachusetts
#344 of 1,044 For Social Work

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Acceptance rate
87%
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
5,716
Graduates
1,526
Male:Female Ratio
32:68
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Salem State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 87% 81% 89%
Applicants 6,557 1,991 4,565
Admissions 5,688 1,614 4,074
Freshmen enrolled full time 965 302 663
Freshmen enrolled part time 31 12 19

2,220 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,903 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 4450 (61%)
Hispanic 1327 (18%)
Black or African American 588 (8%)
Asian 247 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 215 (3%)
Two or more races 213 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 188 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,775
Students receiving aid
97%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $910$2,520
Tuition in-state $910$2,520
Tuition out-of-state $7,050$4,140
Fee in-district $10,765$6,337
Fee in-state $10,765$6,337
Fee out-of-state $11,430$6,337

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,282
Combined charge for room and board $14,590
Room charge $10,384
Meal charge $3,866

Salem State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Social Work 63 130
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 162
Psychology, General 125
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 108 8
Business Administration and Management, General 81 25
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 69 31
Accounting 67 10
Elementary Education and Teaching 14 42
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 54
Biomedical Sciences, General 49
English Language and Literature, General 34 10
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 11 28
Special Education and Teaching, General 39
Finance, General 36
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 35
History, General 22 12
Computer Science 30
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 30
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 30
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 24
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 24
Nursing Administration 23
Nursing Science 23
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 21
Public Relations & Image Management 21
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 18
Advertising 17
Counseling Psychology 17
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 17
Fire Services Administration 17
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 17
Management Information Systems, General 17
Creative Writing 16
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 5 11
Applied Behavior Analysis 9 6
Commercial and Advertising Art 15
Education, General 15
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 15
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 8 7
Acting 14
History Teacher Education 2 12
International Business & Trade & Commerce 14
Journalism 14
Management Science 13
Mathematics, General 6 7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 13
Accounting and Finance 12
Chemistry, General 12
Economics, General 12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 11
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 11
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 11
Sociology, General 11
Educational & Instructional Technology 10
Political Science and Government, General 10
Mass Communication & Media Studies 9
Biochemistry 8
Geography 8
Music, General 8
Public & Applied History 8
Reading Teacher Education 8
Spanish Language Teacher Education 8
Spanish Language and Literature 8
Art Teacher Education 7
French Language and Literature 6
Mathematics Teacher Education 6
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 6
Tourism and Travel Services Management 6
American Government and Politics (United States) 5
Athletic Training & Trainer 5
Biotechnology 5
Dance, General 5
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 5
Environmental Biology 4
European History 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 4
Nuclear Medical Technology & Technologist 4
Photography 4
Design and Applied Arts, Other 3
Geology & Earth Science, General 3
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 3
Philosophy 3
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Painting 2
Printmaking 2
Sculpture 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 2
American History (United States) 1
Aquaculture 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
History, Other 1
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 1
Grand Total 1,546 549
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 59% 56% 61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 57%

Publications & Citations

Publications
936
Citations
15,098

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
452 / 4,787
Psychology
234 / 5,457
Medicine
195 / 3,972
Business
147 / 2,356
Sociology
135 / 1,325
Computer Science
94 / 1,674
Political Science
82 / 350
Art & Design
80 / 179
Environmental Science
71 / 3,138
Social Psychology
63 / 962
Mathematics
62 / 311
Communications and Public Relations
59 / 491
Economics
59 / 521
Education Majors
55 / 683
Health Science
51 / 955
History
48 / 49
Math Teachers
46 / 263
Demography
39 / 1,432
Social Work
39 / 376
Marketing
38 / 584
Gender Studies
37 / 255
Child Psychology
35 / 2,664
Psychiatry
35 / 1,027
Biology
32 / 962
Nursing
31 / 467
Engineering
26 / 598
Development Studies
25 / 313
Clinical Psychology
24 / 636
Media Studies
23 / 38
Geology
22 / 1,347
Geography and Cartography
21 / 243
Healthcare Management (MHA)
21 / 246
Political Economy
21 / 195
Management
20 / 59
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
20 / 4
Classics and Ancient History
20 / 33
Oceanography
20 / 2,188
Public Health
19 / 1,042
Law
19 / 37
Public Policy / Administration
17 / 443

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 43
1992 5 54
1993 8 56
1994 6 59
1995 5 51
1996 5 45
1997 9 99
1998 9 88
1999 12 116
2000 15 144
2001 10 145
2002 15 210
2003 19 224
2004 21 349
2005 21 392
2006 19 420
2007 31 474
2008 32 525
2009 40 671
2010 37 682
2011 39 744
2012 51 958
2013 54 1118
2014 55 1167
2015 84 1283
2016 74 1220
2017 78 1246
2018 67 1237
2019 85 1509
2020 74 1881
2021 76 2118

Salem State University alumni

  1. Tom Thibodeau

    Tom Thibodeau
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr. is an American basketball coach who is the head coach for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He served as an assistant coach for the United States men's national basketball team from 2013 to 2016, and helped Team USA win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

  2. Julie McNiven

    Julie McNiven
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Julie McNiven is an American actress and singer. McNiven was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, and got her start in local community theatre productions. She is best known for her recurring roles in Mad Men (2007–2009) and Supernatural (2008–2010). McNiven also had a recurring role in the second season of Stargate: Universe (2010–2011).

  3. Leila Goldkuhl

    Leila Goldkuhl
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    model
    Biography

    Leila Marie Goldkuhl Masterson is an American fashion model. She is known for competing on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 19, finishing third overall. She has worked as the face for fashion brands such as Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Herve Leger and Calvin Klein.

  4. Walter Day

    Walter Day
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    businesspersonhistorian
    Biography

    Walter Day is an American businessman and the founder of Twin Galaxies, an organization that tracks world records for video games and conducts a program of electronic-gaming promotions.

General info

Alternative names SSU
Founded 1854
Colors blue, orange
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 936
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 352 Lafayette St
Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
United States
City population 44,000
Phone 9785426000
Fax +1 (978) 542 7104

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