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Salem University is a private for-profit institution located in Salem, West Virginia. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Salem.

$21,390 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

Where Is Salem University?


Contact details for Salem are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 223 W Main St, Salem, WV 26426
Phone: 304-326-1109

How Do I Get Into Salem?

You can apply to Salem online at:

Since Salem University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Salem University?

$21,390 Net Price
92% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Salem is $21,390. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Salem, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $6,536 a year. That adds up to $26,144 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Salem is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Salem University Undergraduate Student Diversity

698 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 782 undergraduate students at Salem, with 698 being full-time and 84 being part-time.


There are also 209 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 698 full-time undergraduates at Salem, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Salem University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 136
Hispanic or Latino 55
White 298
International Students 103
Other Races/Ethnicities 99

Geographic Diversity

West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Salem University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Salem University

597 Took All Classes Online
991 Took At Least One Class Online
11.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 991 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Salem has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 12th most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Salem

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Salem University was 11.8%. This is the #622 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Salem regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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