Salem State University, established in 1854, is a comprehensive, public institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. One of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth, Salem State enrolls more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 32 undergraduate programs and graduate programs that offer degrees in 24 fields. The university also has a continuing education division that offers both credit and non-credit programs. Known for the academic strength of its faculty and programs, Salem State leads the state university system in biological and biomedical sciences; physical sciences; and health professions and related programs, enrolling 25.3% of all courses in these areas combined for the past decade. Salem State attracts most of its degree-seeking undergraduates from gateway communities located north and west of Boston, with our top three feeder cities being Lynn, Salem and Peabody. The university has approximately 65,000 alumni, with about 52,000 who have remained in Massachusetts.