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Seton Hall University Fact Books

The Fact Book is the largest compilation of data published by the university.

Annual volumes are available for 1987-88 through 2012-13 on the library website



    College Navigator

    College Navigator is a website developed to assist college applicants to find basic information about colleges and universitities.  The data is presented in an easy-to-digest graphical format.


    Fast Facts

    Fast Facts listed on the Seton Hall website.

    University Ranking



    Welcome to Seton Hall University: By the Numbers. In this guide, you will find data on different areas of the university. Data that has not been provided is not accessible to the general public and/or is password protected or requires payment. Though the data we do provide covers a wide amount of information, it is not comprehensive.

    Please contact me with any requests, suggestions, reports of incorrect data, updated information, etc.




    Brief data in color graphical display.

    College Sustainability Report Card


    Links to Fact Books at Other Colleges & Universities

    The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.  Data is current to within one year

    Seton Hall last produced a Common Data set in 2004-05.

    To access the CDS for an institution, go to a search engine and enter common data set and the name of the institution.

    Sources of Data

    Where is all this data generated and disseminated?

    Much of the statistical data reported in this LibGuide originates in the University.  The largest single collection of University data is published in the annual Seton Hall Univesity Fact Book.  The latest report is for academic year 2010-11.  Other data is scattered on the SHU website.  Much of the data collected by the University is reported exclusively on other websites, particularly governmental, federal and state. The NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), a part of the U.S. Department of Education) offers voluminous data on academics tailored for college applicants and researchers.  NCES also provides non-academic academic data, for example, campus security data.  The IRS requires higher educations inistitutions granted non-profit 401(C)3 status universities to compile and proide on request substantial financial information. The National Science Foundation provides grants and research data. The New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education, created in 2011 from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, provides a lot of instituional comparisons.  Other publishers of university data include the Chronicle of Higher Education, and trade and professional associations such as NACUBO, AAUP, and the NCAA. Rating sites such as Forbes and US News & World Report provide comparative data some free and some for a fee.


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