Salisbury University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,264
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,599
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.62%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.6%
8,701 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,124
88.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
68.6%
782 Graduates

About

Salisbury University is a higher education institution located in Wicomico County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Salisbury University were Speech Communication & Rhetoric (177 degrees awarded), Social Work (137 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (134 degrees).

In 2020, 2,326 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salisbury University. 63.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,677 degrees), 5.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Salisbury University is $7,264, which is $−15,266 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Salisbury University is $7,264, which is $−15,266 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,599.

In 2020, 76% of undergraduate students attending Salisbury University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,264
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Salisbury University was $7,264. The cost of tuition at Salisbury University is $−15,266 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,599
2020 Value
3.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Salisbury University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,599. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Salisbury University grew by 3.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,360
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Salisbury University was of $12,360 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.43% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Salisbury University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 18.8% with respect to 2019, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.62%
2018 Default Rate
68
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Salisbury University was 3.62%, which represents 68 out of the 1877 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Salisbury University received 8,701 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.33% annual growth. Out of those 8,701 applicants, 6,754 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.6% acceptance rate.

There were 8,124 students enrolled at Salisbury University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Salisbury University has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,754
Accepted Out of 8,701

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Salisbury University was 77.6% (6,754 admissions from 8,701 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.33%, while admissions grew by 9.11%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Salisbury University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Salisbury University has a total enrollment of 8,124 students. The full-time enrollment at Salisbury University is 7,154 students and the part-time enrollment is 970. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Salisbury University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salisbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.9% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 3.72% Asian, 2.13% Two or More Races, 0.652% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Salisbury University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Black or African American Female (7.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.8%) and White Male (12.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salisbury University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,124 students. The full-time enrollment at Salisbury University is 7,154 and the part-time enrollment is 970. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Salisbury University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Salisbury University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,756
  2. Black or African American
    1,116
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    388

The enrolled student population at Salisbury University is 70.9% White, 13.7% Black or African American, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 3.72% Asian, 2.13% Two or More Races, 0.652% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 253 students (3.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 616 more women than men received degrees from Salisbury University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salisbury University is white (1,677 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Salisbury University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (177 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (137 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (134 degrees).

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 (313 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (135 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (51 degrees).

Workforce

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 (220,896 people), Other managers (214,949 people), Social workers, all other (156,124 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (123,025 people), and Postsecondary teachers (115,294 people).

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Public Administration and Social Service (313 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (135 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (51 degrees), Communications (177 degrees), and English (74 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Public Administration and Social Service (313 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (135 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (51 degrees), Communications (177 degrees), and English (74 degrees).

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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 (493,947 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (307,964 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (194,698 people), Computer Systems Design (142,472 people), and Individual & family services (130,092 people).

The most specialized majors at Salisbury University are Public Administration and Social Service (313 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (135 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (51 degrees), Communications (177 degrees), and English (74 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 177 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 137 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 134 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Salisbury University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 177 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

855
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,471
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 855 degrees were awarded to men at Salisbury University, which is 0.581 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,471).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Salisbury University in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 0.903 times less than the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 282 degrees were awarded to women at Salisbury University in Social Work, which is 9.1 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 50% of students graduating from Salisbury University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Salisbury University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.17% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,677 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    311 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salisbury University is white (1,677 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

2.97% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,051 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    626 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    202 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salisbury University is white female (1,051 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (626 degrees).

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Operations

Salisbury University has an endowment valued at nearly $72.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.1M (2.92%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Salisbury University had a total salary expenditure of $188M. Salisbury University employs 122 Associate professors, 114 Professors, and 108 Assistant professors. Most academics at Salisbury University are Male Professors (75), Male Associate professors(62), and Female Associate professors (60).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salisbury University are: Management, with 137 employees, Service, with 136 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$72.2M
2020 Endowment
0.981%
decline from 2019

Salisbury University has an endowment valued at about $72.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Salisbury University declined 0.981% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.44M - Federal
  2. $4.47M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Salisbury University received $1.44M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.47M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$88.3M
2020 Salaries
1.46%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Salisbury University paid a median of $88.3M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($188M) and a 1.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.63% growth from 2018 and a 7.56% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.1M
Instructional Salaries
361
Number of Employees

In 2020, Salisbury University paid a total of $31.1M to 361 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
122 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salisbury University were Associate professor with 122 employees; Professor with 114 employees; and Professor with 108 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salisbury University were Management with 137 employees; Service with 136 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 131 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salisbury University was Male Professor with 75 employees, Male Associate professor with 62 employees, and Female Associate professor with 60 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Salisbury University.

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