Salem State University

School Overview

Salem State University is a four-year, public institution located in Salem, Massachusetts, that was founded in 1854 as Salem Normal School. Because of a high demand for teachers, the school thrived and expanded to include liberal arts and professional programs. Salem State began enrolling men in 1898, and after many name changes over the years became Salem State University in 2010.

SSU awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees along with undergraduate and graduate certificates and licensure programs from the following schools:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Health & Human Services
  • Bertolon School of Business
  • School of Continuing & Professional Studies
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Education

Salem State offers fully-online degree programs and non-credit programs, as well as a variety of certificate programs and online courses.

School Details

Location: 352 Lafayette St,Salem, MA 01970

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Certificate

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education



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