Salem University Announces Inclusion in the Promise Scholarship Program

West Virginia Promise Scholarship

On Wednesday, February 14, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill granting Salem University the ability to offer the West Virginia Promise Scholarship.

“Salem University is thrilled to offer the Promise Scholarship to West Virginia students. We are happy to be able to continue Salem’s long-standing tradition of serving the community and its residents. This opportunity aligns with Salem’s mission to prepare students to achieve their career goals through accessible education and relevant life skills within an inclusive and diverse environment.”
— Paul Weber, President and CEO, Salem University

One World. One Community. One Salem.

Creating the Next Generation of Transformative Leaders

When it comes to your degree program—associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate—you don’t have to choose between tradition and innovation. You don’t have to decide between a respected university with a long-standing history and an innovative institution that has its finger on the pulse of today’s higher education landscape. You can have the benefit of both at Salem University.

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Located in Salem, WV, Salem University is proud to be regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, as well as authorized by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education. Additionally, many of the individual degree programs at Salem University have achieved accreditation status and are aligned with these organizations’ best practices and principles.

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Fast Facts


The year Salem University was founded in West Virginia and began building on a mission that we still pursue today: preparing students to be successful alumni who pursue their futures in a globalized world with integrity and leadership.


The number of 100% fully online degree and certificate programs that Salem offers, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in business, IT, criminal justice, education, nursing, and more.


Named as one of the Top 25 Most Geographically Diverse Colleges in the United States by CollegeRaptor, a leading college planning platform that helps families discover the best college matches for the best price.

Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future

Academic Excellence

Our 130+-year history in higher education has given us a strong foundation. We’ve learned how to be adaptable, agile, and innovative, with programs that reflect our commitment to student success.

Personalized Support

At Salem University’s West Virginia campus or online, you won’t have to deal with any overwhelming lecture halls or that lost-in-the-crowds feeling. We treat our students like family, delivering support focused on your individual needs and goals.

Accessibility & Diversity

Our dedication to providing accessible higher education goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, equitable community throughout Salem University.