Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system 4-1-4
Total enrollment 1,087
Religious affiliation Moravian Church
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 609 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Salem College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,045 applications and 594 students were granted admission. Salem College is at the #55 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 61% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 43% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT950 to 1200
ACT22 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Salem College's tuition was $27,040 for all students regardless of residency (0.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Salem College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 57% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,735 (which is 7.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Salem College in 2016-2017, was 141, which is 77% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,619 (which is 4.7% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Salem College has enrolled a total of 1,087 students (722 students full-time and 365 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,087 students, 69 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 4% men and 96% women and 931 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 156 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 62 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 56%

Black/African American: 22%

Hispanic: 12%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Salem College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 26% 31 0
Visual And Performing Arts 10% 12
Social Sciences 10% 12
Psychology 7% 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 5% 6
Mathematics And Statistics 5% 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 4
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 3% 4
History 2% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Salem College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Salem College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,100. Last year, out of the total 305 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 268 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 369 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 314 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,100 $32,300
Employment Rate 88% 85%
Total Graduates 305 369

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Salem College.

Wake Forest University
3.8 mile away
John Wesley University
15 mile away
High Point University
15.9 mile away
Guilford College
19.7 mile away
Greensboro College
24.6 mile away
Bennett College
25.8 mile away
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