Salem State University

Quick Facts

Public University


Salem, MA


Certificates, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's,

Popular Majors

Business, Marketing, Nursing, Education, Psychology, History, Criminal Justice, Social Work

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board

$10,642 (In State)
$17,082 (Out of State)



 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website

20 miles

School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Salem State University is a four-year, public university located in Salem, Massachusetts. The university, established in 1854, is located twenty miles north of Boston.

The school offers bachelor's and master's degrees in the arts and sciences, master of business administration, and post master's certificates in more than 40 academic disciplines. In addition, the university also offers continuing education courses for credit and non-credit.

Undergraduate education is the cornerstone of the school's mission. The undergraduate programs are grounded in a strong core in the liberal arts and sciences and aim to provide the knowledge necessary for a variety of professional fields.

The school also offers master's degrees, graduate certificates, educator licensure programs and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Education.

The university offers continued education with part-time undergraduate courses and programs, with the goal to allow students to earn a degree or achieve their professional or recreational goals and interests.

Men's Athletics includes baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis. Women's Athletics includes basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis

Salem State University's 115-acre campus is located in Salem, MA.