Salisbury University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,556
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,756
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91.1%
8,108 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,123
88.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
68.6%
910 Graduates

About

Salisbury University is a higher education institution located in Wicomico County, MD. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Salisbury University were Social Work (196 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (25 degrees).

In 2022, 2,084 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salisbury University. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,505 degrees), 5.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (263 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salisbury University is $7,556, which is $−16,440 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Salisbury University is $7,556, which is $−16,440 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,756.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Salisbury University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,556
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Salisbury University was $7,556. The cost of tuition at Salisbury University is $−16,440 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,756
2022 Value
4.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Salisbury University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,756. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Salisbury University grew by 4.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,300
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salisbury University was of $12,300 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.326% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Salisbury University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.5% with respect to 2021, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.42%
2019 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Salisbury University was 1.42%, which represents 26 out of the 1836 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Salisbury University received 8,108 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.42% annual growth. Out of those 8,108 applicants, 7,383 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.1% acceptance rate.

There were 7,123 students enrolled at Salisbury University in 2022. 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Salisbury University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,383
Accepted Out of 8,108

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Salisbury University was 91.1% (7,383 admissions from 8,108 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.42%, while admissions grew by 11%..

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage (2022)
217
Scores Submitted (2022)

16% of enrolled first-time students at Salisbury University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Salisbury University had a total enrollment of 7,123 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Salisbury University is 6,286 students and the part-time enrollment is 837. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Salisbury University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salisbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% White, 13.5% Black or African American, 6.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 3.2% Asian, 0.449% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Salisbury University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.9%), followed by White Male (31%) and Black or African American Female (7.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.5%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Black or African American Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salisbury University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,123 students. The full-time enrollment at Salisbury University is 6,286 and the part-time enrollment is 837. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Salisbury University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Salisbury University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Salisbury University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,922 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    965 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    461 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Salisbury University is 69.1% White, 13.5% Black or African American, 6.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 3.2% Asian, 0.449% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 186 students (2.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 578 more women than men received degrees from Salisbury University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salisbury University is white (1,505 degrees awarded). There were 5.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (263 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Salisbury University is Social Work (196 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (25 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Salisbury University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (299 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), and History (38 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Elementary & middle school teachers (212,573 people), Other managers (202,942 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,414 people), Postsecondary teachers (187,678 people), and Social workers, all other (166,858 people).

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (299 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), History (38 degrees), English (58 degrees), and Physical Sciences (42 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Public Administration and Social Service (299 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), History (38 degrees), English (58 degrees), and Physical Sciences (42 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Elementary & secondary schools (546,482 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (394,257 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (231,984 people), Legal services (155,894 people), and Computer Systems Design (153,717 people).

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Public Administration and Social Service (299 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), History (38 degrees), English (58 degrees), and Physical Sciences (42 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Salisbury University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 148 degrees awarded
  2. 145 degrees awarded
  3. 103 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Salisbury University was General Psychology with 148 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

753
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,331
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 753 degrees were awarded to men at Salisbury University, which is 0.566 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,331).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Salisbury University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 0.883 times less than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 269 degrees were awarded to men at Salisbury University in Social Work, which is 8.97 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from Salisbury University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Salisbury University is Female and White (75.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.31% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,505 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    263 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salisbury University is white (1,505 degrees awarded). There were 5.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (263 degrees).

3.12% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    969 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    536 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salisbury University is white female (969 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (536 degrees).

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Operations

Salisbury University has an endowment valued at nearly $93.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 755k (0.808%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Salisbury University had a total salary expenditure of 200M. Salisbury University employs 115 Associate professors, 112 Professors and 104 Assistant professors. Most academics at Salisbury University are Male Professor (78), Male Associate professor (59), and Female Associate professor (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salisbury University are: Management, with 147 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 136 employees, and Service with 130 employees.

Endowment

$93.4M
2022 Endowment
7.33%
decline from 2021

Salisbury University has an endowment valued at about $93.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Salisbury University declined 7.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$89.3M
2022 Salaries
1.81%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Salisbury University paid a median of $89.3M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($200M) and a 1.81% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.9M
Instructional Salaries
349
Number of Employees

In 2022, Salisbury University paid a total of $32.9M to 349 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
115 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
147 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salisbury University were Associate professor with 115 employees, Professor with 112 employees, and Assistant professor with 104 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salisbury University were Management with 147 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 136 employees, and Service with 130 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salisbury University was Male Professor with 78 employees, Male Associate professor with 59 employees, and Female Associate professor with 56 employees.

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