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Salem College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Winston-Salem, NC

Salem College – Snapshot

Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 920

Average annual cost of attendance: $16,504

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $27,000

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: Moravian Church

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Salem College Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $13,234

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $14,936

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $16,569

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $20,747

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $26,070

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Salem College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Salem College Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 59%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 83%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $36,300

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 60%

Salem College Admissions

Salem College Acceptance Rate: 57%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 470 to 590

SAT Critical Reading: 480 to 610

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 21 to 29

ACT Math: 20 to 27

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Salem College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Salem College Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 52%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 72%

Typical student debt: $27,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $287

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Majors at Salem College

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Salem College:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 10%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 14%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 9%
  • Education – 10%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 7%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 3%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 3%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 8%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 9%
  • Social Sciences – 8%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 10%

For more information about the various majors at Salem College, visit their website.

Salem College Diversity

Overall Composition at Salem College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Salem College full time:  78%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Salem College part time:  22%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Salem College:  29%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 21%

Hispanic: 14%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 3%

White: 56%

Salem College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.3

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 10.5

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.