Salem University

infobox University
name =Salem International University

motto =Dirigo
established =1888
type =Private, for-profit
endowment =
chancellor =J. William Brooks
president =C. Eric Kirkland, Ph.D.
provost =Debra Harrison, Ed.D
faculty =
students = ~600
Undergraduate =
Graduate =
city =Salem
state =West Virginia
country =USA
campus =Rural
colors =Green and White
mascot =Tiger
website = []

Salem International University is a small for-profit school in Salem, West Virginia. It has about 600 students, enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Classes are available through both on-campus and online learning environments.


The school was founded as Salem College by the Seventh Day Baptist Church in 1888. It soon became a non-sectarian nonprofit college. The school continued as a liberal arts, teacher education, and nursing college until 1989 when it formed an alliance with Teikyo University of Tokyo, Japan. This changed the focus of the school to one of education of international students in a unique atmosphere. Salem College was then renamed Salem-Teikyo University. The alliance with Teikyo ended in 2000 and the school changed its name to Salem International University. Salem International University was acquired by Salem Education, LLC in June 2005.


SIU is Regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Degree Programs

Salem International University (SIU) offers a variety of undergraduate degree including an Associate of Science in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management, Sports Management, Accounting, International Business), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Biology, and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. SIU also offers a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) focusing on Secondary Education that prepares teachers to earn their license to enter the teaching profession. The BSED offers specializations in Social Studies, Health, and Physical Education.

At the graduate level, SIU offers a Master of Business Administration MBA (International Business), Master of Education (Educational Leadership), Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction). Teachers also may take courses in the School of Education a non-degree format to renew their license. A certificate in Educational Leadership also is offered.


All programs, including online programs, are delivered in a monthly format allowing students to complete their degrees more quickly than their counterparts at other traditional or online universities. This attracts non-traditional students conscious of time and accessibility.

Since classes are four weeks long, the MBA or M.Ed. can be completed in 12 months, a Bachelor's in 40 months, or an Associate's in only 20 months, if you were to start your studies without any prior college credits. There is only one specific log in for each class on the first day to verify attendance. Thereafter, students work closely with faculty to complete their assignments.

Financial Aid

SIU is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Title IV program, which also allows students to obtain the benefits of PELL grants and other federal funding programs. They will even allow payment plans for any remaining amount although in terms that do not exceed the semester.


SIU participates in NCAA Division II athletics. The SIU Tigers compete in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in various sports including basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, water polo, swimming, golf, and tennis.

Notable alumni

* Senator Jennings Randolph, author of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
* Honorable Cecil Underwood, Governor of West Virginia
* John Abramovic former NBA forward
* Jack Deloplaine former NFL running back


External links

* [ Salem University Website]
* [ Salem Online Website]

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