Who We Are
- Located in Winston Salem, NC, the City of Arts & Innovation
- Oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States–older than the United States.
- #13 oldest college in the United States (American Council on Education)
- A private, four-year liberal arts college
- A gender inclusive women’s college
- Motto is “Knowledge and Virtue”
Salem’s 57-acre campus includes Salem Academy, an all-girls boarding and day high school for grades 9-12.
What We Do
- Offer 26 undergraduate majors, 32 minors
- A unique, four year leadership development program called RISE
- The nation’s only liberal arts college exclusively focused on health leadership.
- A member of Division III of the NCAA and of the USA South Athletic Conference. The Salem College Spirits compete in six Division III sports: basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
- A member of the Women’s College Coalition (WCC), Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), NAICU
What We Achieve
- Socioeconomic Diversity:
- Ranked #2 in the nation (The New York Times College Access Index 2023)
- Student Success:
- #4 in the nation for graduation performance rank (Washington Monthly 2023)
- #8 in the nation for graduate earning performance, #1 in the Southeast including North Carolina (Washington Monthly 2023)
- 96% of graduates are employed full-time or in graduate school within one year after graduation.
- Social Mobility:
- Ranked Top 10 in the Nation for 4 Consecutive Years (US News and World Report)
- College Affordability:
- #15 in the Southeast for “Bang for the Buck” (Washington Monthly 2023)
- Top 25 National Liberal Arts College in the United States (Washington Monthly 2023)