Public Record Requests
Public record requests should be sent to Rita Colucci, general counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rita Colucci is also the designated records access officer (RAO) for Salem State University.
As part of its mission, Salem State University maintains a system of institutional evaluation to ensure academic excellence through accreditation and program reviews.
Salem State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction. Inquiries regarding the status of an institution's accreditation by NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college.
Salem State's most recent NEASC self-study was completed in 2011 and an interim report was completed in 2016. Recent NEASC reports are available. Copies and further information may be obtain through the university's records access officer or individuals may also contact NEASC:
Education Unit Accreditation
The Education Unit at Salem State University is accredited by:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
American Chemical Society
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Council on Social Work Education
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Theatre
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
UN World Tourism Association (certification)
For more accreditation information, contact academic affairs at 978.542.6240
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Salem State University is a proud member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), an organization made up of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems across the nation.
Like all SCUs, we have a student-focused culture that centers on learning and teaching. Members of AASCU also share a long-standing commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that makes them uniquely different from land grant or research universities and community and technical colleges. Salem State is also an important part of the Commonwealth’s economic progress and cultural development.
We and our fellow state colleges and universities foster a value system centered around the concept of "Opportunities for All" where SCUs create bright futures for all of the region’s students, and thus become economic, cultural, and social drivers for their states.