Salem University - Online
About Salem University - Online

Since 1888 Salem has provided degree programs with a strong foundation in the liberal arts that prepare graduates for occupations or advanced studies.  This rich history is foundational to the experience we offer as students prepare for better, brighter futures.

Our unique one course per month format allows you to focus on one class at a time – and move forward at a pace that works for you and your life. This schedule works for both our traditional campus and online college students.

Learning at Salem is a community effort. You will have a student success advisor dedicated to your success, and our faculty is committed to your unique learning path as you pursue your college degree.

Our degree programs are well respected and fully accredited. Curriculum is focused and career relevant and designed to take you further.

The goals of the University are to:

• Provide effective educational experiences;
• Design and maintain a unique environment conducive to developing an international citizen;
• Select, support, and develop human resources consistent with excellence in leadership, scholarship, and work and life skills;
• Improve student learning, facilitate improvements in teaching, and corroborate institutional effectiveness.

Salem University (Salem) has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1963(when it was known as the North Central Association). HLC can be contacted at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, or by telephone 800.621.7440 HLC is one of six regional accreditation bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Salem’s headquarters and campus are located at 223 West Main Street in Salem, West Virginia, which is within HLC’s region of authority

A recent study from Georgetown University found that, on average, college graduates earn $1 million more in earnings over their lifetime. (Source: 2017 Study by Georgetown University)
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