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IPEDS ID: 163851
OPE ID: 00209100
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Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, Maryland 21801-6862
General information:  (410) 543-6000
Website:  www.salisbury.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,748 (7,861 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty411227
Instructional410226
Research and public service11
Total graduate assistants-27
Instructional-27
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
In-state$8,128$8,560$9,086$9,3643.1%
Out-of-state$16,474$16,906$17,432$17,7762.0%
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,240$10,620$11,010$11,3503.1%
Other$2,700$2,700$2,700$2,7000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,466$10,620$10,800$11,3525.1%
Other$2,700$2,700$2,700$2,7000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,700$2,700$2,700$2,7000.0%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
In-state
On Campus$22,368$23,180$24,096$24,7142.6%
Off Campus$22,594$23,180$23,886$24,7163.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,128$12,560$13,086$13,3642.1%
Out-of-state
On Campus$30,714$31,526$32,442$33,1262.1%
Off Campus$30,940$31,526$32,232$33,1282.8%
Off Campus with Family$20,474$20,906$21,432$21,7761.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
In-state tuition$6,858
In-state fees$1,512
Out-of-state tuition$12,060
Out-of-state fees$1,512
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,00785%————
Grant or scholarship aid77565%$4,157,752$5,365
Federal grants24621%$1,115,473$4,534
Pell grants24621%$1,064,788$4,328
Other federal grants454%$50,685$1,126
State/local government grant or scholarships26022%$802,558$3,087
Institutional grants or scholarships61852%$2,239,721$3,624
Student loan aid65155%$4,356,115$6,691
Federal student loans64254%$3,500,198$5,452
Other student loans676%$855,917$12,775
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,36156%$22,448,931$5,148
Pell grants1,81823%$7,385,435$4,062
Federal student loans4,13253%$27,402,953$6,632
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$16,683$17,495$17,678
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$8,468$10,923$12,202
$30,001 – $48,000$13,385$14,176$14,438
$48,001 – $75,000$15,791$17,634$18,298
$75,001 – $110,000$18,305$19,849$21,096
$110,001 and more$20,196$21,358$22,092
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment8,748
Undergraduate enrollment7,861
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment831
Graduate enrollment887
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 80%
Out-of-state: 19%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 55%
Part-time: 45%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 65%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,3073,4914,816
Percent admitted66%63%68%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%25%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 84%
Part-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 69%
Transfer-out rate: 17%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 44%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 67%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 48%
6-year: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 62%
Female: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 48%
Black or African American: 65%
Hispanic/Latino: 74%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 66%
Received award in 8 years: 67%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 28%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 73%
Received award in 8 years: 74%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 19%
PART-TIME NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 53%
Received award in 8 years: 54%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 35%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time, first-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1195--
Ecology1---
Category total1205--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting69---
Business Administration and Management, General12127--
Business/Managerial Economics3---
Finance, General52---
International Business/Trade/Commerce2---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General72---
Category total31927--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric173---
Category total173---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General25---
Information Science/Studies54--0
Category total79--0
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching57---
Education, General-28-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-10--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--0-
Elementary Education and Teaching122---
Health Teacher Education42---
Mathematics Teacher Education-2-0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching21---
Reading Teacher Education-3--
Secondary Education and Teaching-6--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor4--1
Category total2464901
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General5417--
Category total5417--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature6---
Spanish Language and Literature14---
Category total20---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer100--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist15---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-27-0
Nursing Practice--0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse903--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist36---
Category total1513000
History
History, General393--
Category total393--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies56---
Category total56---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General33---
Category total33---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies13---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution3218--
Category total4518--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science44---
Category total44---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science128---
Category total128---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy2---
Category total2---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General20---
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other6---
Physics, General21---
Category total47---
Psychology
Psychology, General140---
Category total140---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work133119d--
Category total133119d--
Social Sciences
Economics, General14---
Geography233d--
Political Science and Government, General21---
Sociology18---
Category total763d--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General6---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5---
Fine/Studio Arts, General43---
Music, General8---
Category total62---
Grand total1,96727101
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 138
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 17
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,245
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,263
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,700
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined8681
Baseball36
Basketball1417
Field Hockey22
Football109
Lacrosse5028
Soccer3236
Softball20
Swimming2121
Tennis107
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)1/1/1956 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels4/15/2015 -  Accredited
Maryland Board of Nursing
Registered Nursing Programs(!)7/1/1977 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)6/1/2006 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations18310
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations15160
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3
Rape36
Fondling14
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery100
Aggravated assault222
Burglary433
Motor vehicle theft211
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3
Rape36
Fondling13
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault102
Burglary420
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate3.4%3.1%4.3%
Number in default655472
Number in repayment1,8581,7071,653
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)