Interested in blazing a path to an exciting career as quickly as possible? Salem International University’s unique one-month class structure grants its 800+ students an associate’s degree in as little total time as 20 months or a bachelor’s degree in as few as 40 months. Founded as Salem College in 1888 in West Virginia, SIU now offers academic programs in such modern and important fields as information technology, criminal justice and business administration. Salem grants thousands in need-based and merit-based scholarships each year, and supports its students beyond the physical classroom via the popular Blackboard online tool and a bevy of career-service resources. But life at Salem is about more than just classwork: social opportunities like the Thrill Seeker Club, a broadcasting club and three Greek honor societies keep students happy and involved. Plus, the Salem Tigers compete in eleven NCAA Division II sports, including bowling, water polo, basketball and tennis. Salem International University truly mixes the individual attention of a small college with the resources of a larger institution; it’s the best of both worlds!