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Salem College

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Salem College

Private 4 Year

About Salem College

See also Salem State College in Massachusetts.Salem College is a private liberal arts women's college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1772 as a primary school, it later became an academy (high school) and ultimately added the college. It is the oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college and the oldest women's college in the Southern United States.Though Salem is officially classified as a women's college, men 23 years of age and over are admitted into the Continuing Education program through the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education and into graduate-degree programs. In 2009, Forbes rated it 67th of America's Best Colleges. Although accredited, the college is on probation with its regional accreditor.


Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

601 S Church St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101, Forsyth County

Salem College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#592 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in North carolina

#18 of 177

2022 Top Religious Colleges in North carolina

#6 of 36

Most Popular Majors

Out of 18 majors categories at Salem College, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Salem College within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni