Salem State University

Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University is one of the largest and most diverse state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast city of Salem, Massachusetts on more than 115 acres and five campuses, Salem State provides a diverse community of over 9,000 students, a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society and to serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. In the last decade, Salem State University has been energized by new state-of-the-art facilities, an increase in freshmen applications, improved student graduation and retention rates, growing alumni engagement, talented leadership throughout the organization, and an expanding role in the region. Among Salem State's hallmarks is its leadership in civic engagement through real-world learning opportunities, service to the community, and collaboration in the cultural, social and economic development of the region and state.The university's students hail from 28 states and 63 countries. The university is proud that 35 percent of its 2016 freshman class self-identified as being students of color. Salem State has over 65 student groups and clubs, 15 varsity teams along with intramural sports, and hundreds of student activities scheduled throughout the year. The university has a nationally award-winning residence life program. One-third of the undergraduate degree-seeking population, including two-thirds of the freshman class, lives on campus. Salem State's faculty represent a wide variety of academic institutions including the most prestigious in the country and the world. The university has been recognized twice in the past five years as being among the top producing institutions of Fulbright Scholars. Faculty hold a deep commitment to teaching and learning and pride themselves on connecting with students at an individual level. Student learning opportunities are personal and collaborative, yet large enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. The university offers 32 undergraduate degree programs in the liberal arts, business, health and human services, along with graduate programs that offer degrees in 24 fields such as education, science, humanities, business, criminal justice, and nursing, among others. The university also has a continuing education division that offers both credit and non-credit programs. The university's liberal arts model prepares students to think critically, communicate effectively and ready themselves to fulfill the demands of tomorrow's changing work force. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is home to the university's general education curriculum, the cornerstone of the university's commitment to offer all students an academically rewarding and intellectually diverse education. CAS is home to 20 departments, such as art + design, theatre and speech communication, English, biology, world languages and cultures, and history to name but a few. The College of Health and Human Services houses four service-oriented programs: the schools of nursing and social work and the departments of criminal justice and occupational therapy. Each program blends academics and field-work so students graduate with a well-balanced education that prepares them to join the work force or pursue advanced degrees. The Bertolon School of Business instills in its undergraduate and MBA students strong business skills, sound ethics and a global world view.The School of Education, the university's founding program, has graduates that are public school teachers, early childhood professionals, counselors, higher education administrators, community educators, and nonprofit directors.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1854 N/A Semester $19.8 million 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970 (978) 542-6000
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40 100.0 Massachusetts Salem