Established in 1772, Salem College opened its doors with the purpose of affording young women an education equivalent to that of men. Salem College awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of study. Although Salem College is a majority women institution, men are accepted to the school through the Fleer Center for Adult Education. Outside the classroom, Salem College has a variety of student groups and organizations. Black Americans Demonstrating Unity supports African-American students on campus academically and culturally. The group hosts Black History Month and other cultural events on campus. Students of color may also find support in Unua, a student group promoting diversity, and the GhostRyders Step Team, using step to promote sisterhood and diversity. For more than 200 years, Salem College has valued each student. It is the school’s mission to cultivate each student’s potential and prepare women to impact the world.

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Type of Institution: Four-year, private, women’s college

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $11,739

Size: 1,100+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 21%

Percentage of Men: 5%

Percentage of Women: 95%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 11:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Colleges/Schools: Arts, Music, Science, Business, Education

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • African-American Greek: None

      • Others: Black Americans Demonstrating Unity

City Life: Historic tours, museums, art galleries, shopping, dining, wineries, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, film festivals, art festivals (National Black Theatre Festival)