Salem State University Profile

Salem State University is a comprehensive, publicly supported institution of higher learning located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It was established in 1854 as Salem Normal School.

Salem State University has the following schools: The School of Arts and Sciences; Bertolon School of Business; School of Graduate Studies; Schools of Human Services. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Education, educator licensure programs, graduate certificates, and master's degree programs.

The University also offers high quality online courses and programs for undergraduate or graduate college credit as well as for non-credit personal and professional development.

Salem State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). The University is also accredited by: American Chemical Society; Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; American Geological Institute; Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; Council on Social Work Education; National Association of Schools of Art and Design; National Association of Schools of Music; National Association of Schools of Theatre; National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education; National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

In 2006, the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) named Salem State University "National School of the Year" for the work done by its Residence Hall Association (RHA).

Ranking Profile:

- Salem State University is placed in Tier 2 in the category "Regional Universities (North)" by US News & World Report 2012.

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