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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,258 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,307 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
88.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
856 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Salisbury University is $6,846, which is $145 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $15,258, which is 222% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,118 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,678.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Salisbury University received 8,307 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.63% annual decline. Out of those 8,307 applicants, 5,477 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,748 students enrolled at Salisbury University in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Salisbury University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Salisbury University has a total enrollment of 8,748 students. The full-time enrollment at Salisbury University is 7,739 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,009. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Salisbury University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salisbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.6% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 3.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.25% Two or More Races, 3.02% Asian, 0.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Salisbury University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.22%), followed by White Male (0.91%) and Black or African American Female (0.4%).

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In 2016, 578 more women than men graduated from Salisbury University. The majority of students graduating from Salisbury University are White. These 1,680 graduates mean that there were 6.72 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 250 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Salisbury University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 173 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 148 graduates and Social Work with 136 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Salisbury University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Public Administration and Social Service, with 255 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 128 graduates and Natural Resources & Conservation with 46 graduates.


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Salisbury University has an endowment valued at nearly $56.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.3M (2.32%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Salisbury University had a total expenditure of $155M. Of that $155M, they spent $77.2M on salaries and $25.8M on benefits.

Salisbury University employs 126 Associate professors, 104 Professors, and 89 Assistant professors. Most academics at Salisbury University are Male Associate professors (74), Male Professors (69), and Female Lecturers (64).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salisbury University are: Service, with 124 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 112 employees, and Management with 108 employees.



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