Salisbury University

Salisbury University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Salisbury University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Salisbury University was awarded 289 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is educational, instructional, and curriculum supervision.

Overall Quality

Salisbury is ranked #332 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Salisbury held the #383 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Salisbury is also ranked #8 out of 39 schools in Maryland.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Salisbury?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Salisbury University is a competitive 65%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Salisbury University admissions.

Salisbury University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Salisbury University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Salisbury University is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Salisbury University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Salisbury University has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Salisbury the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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Salisbury University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,686 undergraduates at Salisbury with 7,090 being full-time and 596 being part-time.

How Much Does Salisbury University Cost?

The overall average net price of Salisbury is $19,617. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Salisbury

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,432 $15,294 $19,190 $22,193 $23,220

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Salisbury, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 Salisbury, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $6,744 a year. That adds up to $26,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Salisbury is 3.5%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Salisbury Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Salisbury make around $50,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Salisbury graduates since it is 27% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Salisbury University make the most money.

Location of Salisbury University

Salisbury University is a public institution situated in Salisbury, Maryland. Salisbury is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Salisbury are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801-6862
Phone: 410-543-6000

Salisbury University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Salisbury University. Of these students, 1,970 received undergraduate degrees and 339 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 177 $33,200
Social Work 137 $27,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 136 $43,400
Health & Physical Education 134 $26,500
General Psychology 121 $28,800
General Biology 102 $28,900
Business Administration & Management 97 $45,300
Marketing 95 $39,100
Nursing 89 $62,700
Teacher Education Subject Specific 81 $36,200

Learn more about the majors offered at Salisbury University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Salisbury

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 1,652 students took at least one online class at Salisbury University. This is an increase from the 1,515 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,652 280
2017-2018 1,515 256
2016-2017 1,457 243
2015-2016 1,090 192
2013-2014 841 60

Learn more about online learning at Salisbury University.

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Notes and References


*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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