Salem University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,750
2022 Average Net Price
$13,132
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.33%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
984
88.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.8%
36 Graduates

About

Salem University is a higher education institution located in Harrison County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Salem University were General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (20 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (13 degrees).

In 2022, 349 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salem University. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (205 degrees), 4.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salem University is $12,750, which is $−11,246 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Salem University is $12,750, which is $−11,246 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,132.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Salem University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Salem University was $12,750. The cost of tuition at Salem University is $−11,246 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,132
2022 Value
28.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Salem University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,132. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Salem University grew by 28.4%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salem University was of $8,400 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Salem University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.22% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.33%
2019 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Salem University was 5.33%, which represents 34 out of the 638 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Salem University had a total enrollment of 984 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Salem University is 873 students and the part-time enrollment is 111. This means that 88.7% of students enrolled at Salem University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salem University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.4% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 6.3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.22% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.508% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.508% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Salem University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.7%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Black or African American Female (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.6%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (9.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salem University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 984 students. The full-time enrollment at Salem University is 873 and the part-time enrollment is 111. This means that 88.7% of students enrolled at Salem University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Salem University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Salem University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    457 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    182 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    62 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Salem University is 46.4% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 6.3% Hispanic or Latino, 1.22% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.508% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.508% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 97 students (9.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 19 more women than men received degrees from Salem University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salem University is white (205 degrees awarded). There were 4.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Salem University is General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (20 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (13 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Salem University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (60 degrees awarded), Education (68 degrees), and Business (169 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salem University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,752,941 people), Accountants & auditors (1,083,474 people), Other managers (947,331 people), Software developers (701,276 people), and Secondary school teachers (554,768 people).

The most specialized majors at Salem University in 2022 are Protective Services (60 degrees awarded), Education (68 degrees), Business (169 degrees), Biology (13 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salem University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Salem University are Protective Services (60 degrees awarded), Education (68 degrees), Business (169 degrees), Biology (13 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salem University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,273,188 people), Computer Systems Design (1,121,384 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (884,490 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (838,549 people), and Banking & related activities (581,650 people).

The most specialized majors at Salem University are Protective Services (60 degrees awarded), Education (68 degrees), Business (169 degrees), Biology (13 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Salem University.

In 2021, the most common masters degree concentration at Salem University was General Business Administration & Management with 53 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

165
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
184
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 165 degrees were awarded to men at Salem University, which is 0.897 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (184).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 93 degrees were awarded to men at Salem University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.22 times more than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Salem University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.817 times less than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from Salem University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Salem University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 16.7% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    205 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    47 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salem University is white (205 degrees awarded). There were 4.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (47 degrees).

10.9% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    114 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salem University is white female (114 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (91 degrees).

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Operations

Salem University employs 16 Professors, 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Salem University are Male Professor (9), Female Associate professor (8), and Female Professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salem University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Management with 16 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$5.19M
2022 Salaries
7.78%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Salem University paid a median of $5.19M in salaries, a 7.78% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.5M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2022, Salem University paid a total of $1.5M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salem University were Professor with 16 employees, and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salem University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees, and Management with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salem University was Male Professor with 9 employees, Female Associate professor with 8 employees, and Female Professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Salem University.

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