Seton Hall University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,460
3.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$30,909
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.58%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
73.6%
19,757 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,219
74.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
70.2%
1,020 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 Humanistic Studies (171 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (142 degrees), and General Finance (141 degrees).

In 2019, 3,063 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seton Hall University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,556 degrees), 3.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (426 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hall University is $41,460, which is $12,960 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hall University is $41,460, which is $12,960 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,909.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,460
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Seton Hall University was $41,460. The cost of tuition at Seton Hall University is $12,960 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$30,909
2019 Value
3.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Seton Hall University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,909. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Seton Hall University grew by 3.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,500
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seton Hall University was of $14,500 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 7.39% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Seton Hall University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.12% with respect to 2018, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.58%
2017 Default Rate
94
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Seton Hall University was 4.58%, which represents 94 out of the 2054 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Seton Hall University received 19,757 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.58% annual growth. Out of those 19,757 applicants, 14,548 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.6% acceptance rate.

There were 10,219 students enrolled at Seton Hall University in 2019, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seton Hall University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
14,548
Accepted Out of 19,757

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seton Hall University was 73.6% (14,548 admissions from 19,757 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.58%, while admissions grew by 7.35%.

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SAT Scores

87%
Submission Percentage
1,424
Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at Seton Hall University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seton Hall University has a total enrollment of 10,219 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hall University is 7,591 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,628. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Seton Hall University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seton Hall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.7% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.25% Black or African American, 9.16% Asian, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0881% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seton Hall University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.5%), followed by White Female (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.5%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seton Hall University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,219 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hall University is 7,591 and the part-time enrollment is 2,628. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Seton Hall University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 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 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Seton Hall University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,185
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,495
  3. Black or African American
    945

The enrolled student population at Seton Hall University is 50.7% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.25% Black or African American, 9.16% Asian, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0881% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 545 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 (1,556 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (426 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seton Hall University is Humanistic Studies (171 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (142 degrees) and General Finance (141 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 (243 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (37 degrees), and Theology (50 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Physicians (393,632 people), Other managers (213,327 people), Postsecondary teachers (146,446 people), Clergy (126,285 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (120,504 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Legal (243 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (37 degrees), Theology (50 degrees), Biology (173 degrees), and Communications (124 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Physicians, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Legal (243 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (37 degrees), Theology (50 degrees), Biology (173 degrees), and Communications (124 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (472,146 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (401,274 people), Elementary & secondary schools (318,183 people), Offices of physicians (207,424 people), and Computer Systems Design (158,129 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hall University are Legal (243 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (37 degrees), Theology (50 degrees), Biology (173 degrees), and Communications (124 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 171 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 142 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 141 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seton Hall University was Humanistic Studies with 171 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,259
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,804
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,259 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hall University, which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,804).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hall University in General Finance, which is 3.03 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 145 degrees were awarded to women at Seton Hall University in Humanistic Studies, which is 5.58 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 56% of students graduating from Seton Hall University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seton Hall University is Female and Asian (80% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.12% of graduates (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,556 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    426 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    357 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seton Hall University is white (1,556 degrees awarded). There were 3.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (426 degrees).

8.95% of degree recipients (274 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    900 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    656 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    276 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seton Hall University is white female (900 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (656 degrees).

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Operations

Seton Hall University has an endowment valued at nearly $356M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.56M (2.41%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Seton Hall University had a total salary expenditure of $317M. Seton Hall University employs 151 Associate professors, 114 Professors, and 94 Assistant professors. Most academics at Seton Hall University are Male Associate professors (82), Female Associate professors(69), and Male Professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hall University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 176 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 157 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 151 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$356M
2019 Endowment
38.1%
growth from 2018

Seton Hall University has an endowment valued at about $356M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Seton Hall University grew 38.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.9M higher 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. $4.09M - Federal
  2. $2.51M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Seton Hall University received $4.09M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.51M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$136M
2019 Salaries
10.6%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Seton Hall University paid a median of $136M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($317M) and a 10.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.98% growth from 2017 and a 3.41% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$47.2M
Instructional Salaries
486
Number of Employees

In 2019, Seton Hall University paid a total of $47.2M to 486 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
151 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
176 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seton Hall University were Associate professor with 151 employees; Professor with 114 employees; and Professor with 94 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hall University were Office and Administrative Support with 176 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 157 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 151 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seton Hall University was Male Associate professor with 82 employees, Female Associate professor with 69 employees, and Male Professor with 67 employees.

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