Seton Hall University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,920
3.52% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$33,652
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.67%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78.2%
20,830 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,814
75.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.6%
904 Graduates

About

Seton Hall University is a higher education institution located in Essex County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Seton Hall University were General Finance (150 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (129 degrees), and Humanistic Studies (116 degrees).

In 2020, 2,808 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seton Hall University. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,455 degrees), 3.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (387 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hall University is $42,920, which is $14,291 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hall University is $42,920, which is $14,291 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,652.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,920
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Seton Hall University was $42,920. The cost of tuition at Seton Hall University is $14,291 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$33,652
2020 Value
8.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Seton Hall University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,652. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Seton Hall University grew by 8.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,222
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seton Hall University was of $15,222 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.98% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Seton Hall University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.33% with respect to 2019, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.67%
2018 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Seton Hall University was 3.67%, which represents 72 out of the 1963 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Seton Hall University received 20,830 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.43% annual growth. Out of those 20,830 applicants, 16,295 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.2% acceptance rate.

There were 9,814 students enrolled at Seton Hall University in 2020, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seton Hall University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
16,295
Accepted Out of 20,830

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seton Hall University was 78.2% (16,295 admissions from 20,830 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 5.43%, while admissions grew by 12%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
1,114
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Seton Hall University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seton Hall University has a total enrollment of 9,814 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hall University is 7,441 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,373. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Seton Hall University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seton Hall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% White, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.55% Black or African American, 9.25% Asian, 3.56% Two or More Races, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.132% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seton Hall University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.8%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seton Hall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,814 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hall University is 7,441 and the part-time enrollment is 2,373. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Seton Hall University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Seton Hall University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Seton Hall University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,182
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,552
  3. Black or African American
    937

The enrolled student population at Seton Hall University is 52.8% White, 15.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.55% Black or African American, 9.25% Asian, 3.56% Two or More Races, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.132% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 410 more women than men received degrees from Seton Hall University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Seton Hall University is white (1,455 degrees awarded). There were 3.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (387 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seton Hall University is General Finance (150 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (129 degrees) and Humanistic Studies (116 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Seton Hall University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (268 degrees awarded), Theology (75 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (34 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (413,840 people), Other managers (258,100 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (149,905 people), Postsecondary teachers (139,384 people), and Clergy (135,745 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Legal (268 degrees awarded), Theology (75 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (34 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Social Sciences (196 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Legal (268 degrees awarded), Theology (75 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (34 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Social Sciences (196 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Elementary & secondary schools (409,512 people), Legal services (328,816 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (302,410 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (203,987 people), and Computer Systems Design (187,866 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Legal (268 degrees awarded), Theology (75 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (34 degrees), History (32 degrees), and Social Sciences (196 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 150 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 129 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 116 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seton Hall University was General Finance with 150 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,199
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,609
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,199 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hall University, which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,609).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hall University in General Finance, which is 2.49 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 94 degrees were awarded to women at Seton Hall University in Humanistic Studies, which is 4.27 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 60% of students graduating from Seton Hall University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seton Hall University is Female and Asian (83.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.77% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,455 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    387 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    248 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seton Hall University is white (1,455 degrees awarded). There were 3.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (387 degrees).

8.08% of degree recipients (227 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    780 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    675 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    247 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Seton Hall University is white female (780 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (675 degrees).

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Operations

Seton Hall University has an endowment valued at nearly $270M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.1M (3.76%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Seton Hall University had a total salary expenditure of $308M. Seton Hall University employs 141 Associate professors, 117 Professors, and 86 Assistant professors. Most academics at Seton Hall University are Male Associate professors (76), Male Professors(69), and Female Associate professors (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hall University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 146 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 142 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 132 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$270M
2020 Endowment
24.1%
decline from 2019

Seton Hall University has an endowment valued at about $270M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Seton Hall University declined 24.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.9M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.65M - Federal
  2. $3M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Seton Hall University received $6.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$133M
2020 Salaries
2.05%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Seton Hall University paid a median of $133M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($308M) and a 2.05% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.6% growth from 2018 and a 2.98% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$44.4M
Instructional Salaries
465
Number of Employees

In 2020, Seton Hall University paid a total of $44.4M to 465 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
141 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
146 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seton Hall University were Associate professor with 141 employees; Professor with 117 employees; and Professor with 86 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hall University were Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 142 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 132 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seton Hall University was Male Associate professor with 76 employees, Male Professor with 69 employees, and Female Associate professor with 65 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Seton Hall University.

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