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Salisbury University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Salisbury University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Salisbury University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Salisbury University was awarded 73 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Salisbury is ranked #395 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Salisbury held the #399 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 27 colleges in Maryland, Salisbury is ranked at #8.

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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.

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Salisbury University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Salisbury University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Salisbury University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Salisbury University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Salisbury University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Salisbury for first-time, full-time students is 45%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Salisbury

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,782 undergraduates at Salisbury with 7,191 being full-time and 591 being part-time.

Salisbury Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Salisbury scored 58.81 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  58.81 out of 100
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How Much Does Salisbury University Cost?

The overall average net price of Salisbury is $18,792. 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 +
$12,226 $14,441 $18,113 $21,364 $22,302

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 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,911 a year. That adds up to $27,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Salisbury is 3.6%. 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. That's great news for Salisbury students since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Salisbury University make the most money.

Location of Salisbury University

Located in Salisbury, Maryland, Salisbury University is a public institution. Salisbury is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Salisbury University

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 42 majors graduated from Salisbury University. Of these students, 1,925 received undergraduate degrees and 336 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 149 $33,200
Health & Physical Education 148 $26,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 134 $43,400
General Psychology 125 $28,800
Social Work 116 $27,600
General Biology 107 $28,900
Business Administration & Management 98 $45,300
Marketing 90 $39,100
Nursing 87 $62,700
Accounting 60 $55,300

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 2017-2018, 1,515 students took at least one online class at Salisbury University. This is an increase from the 1,457 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,515 256
2016-2017 1,457 243
2015-2016 1,090 192
2014-2015 1,008 162
2013-2014 841 60

Learn more about online learning at Salisbury University.

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