Salem State University
Salem, MA 01970
Salem State University is one of the 15 public 4-year colleges in Massachusetts. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Salem. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,094 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 842 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%).
Every year 52% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Salem State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $910, and fees were $9,368. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,050 and $9,656 respectively.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education|
12/01/1953 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
04/01/1985 - 06/30/2010
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1976 - 06/30/2010
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
05/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||980 to 1150|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$428/credit|
|In State Students||$428/credit|
|Out of State Students||$696/credit|
|In District Students||$437/credit|
|In State Students||$437/credit|
|Out of State Students||$527/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Salem State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||22%||$514|
|State Grant & Scholarships||46%||$2,492|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||53%||$2,487|
|Federal Student Loans||77%||$5,461|
$16,970Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$13,570|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,637|
|$48,001 to $75,000$19,005|
|$75,001 to $110,000$21,556|
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The program assists heads of households in achieving their academic goals. Recipients of this scholarship receive an integrated network of services through the non-profit organization, One ...
Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They must ...
Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.
To be eligible for a Massachusetts Part-Time Grant, an applicant must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the start of the academic year; be a U.S. ...
Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a Department of Massachusetts Legion member in good standing. One award is for nursing only.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing.