Fordham Fact Book
Since the posting of the inaugural edition of the online version of the Fordham Fact Book in 2016, many tables have been redesigned to better accommodate the evolving data needs of the Fordham community. For example, you will see more longitudinal tables than in prior years. The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) recognizes that trend data are extremely valuable to the University community as it develops its process of continuous strategic planning.
The latest feature to be added to this edition of the Fact Book is the reorganization of the Majors, Minors, and Disciplines under the Profile of Enrolled Students, which now organizes the programs by department. Also note the addition of an Archives section, to which older data tables have been moved to make room for newer ones. It is hoped that this reorganization will give greater prominence to the recently updated materials by making it quicker and easier to locate and access them – without sacrificing valuable historical information. Rest assured that the older tables are still available if you need them.
Finally, note that the Fact Book continues to emphasize the importance of Data Definitions that provide detailed information on the specifications, source, and scope of data appearing in the tables. It is hoped that this information will assist the Fordham community in developing a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, the meaning of the data. As the University begins to rely more heavily on data to inform institutional decisions, these data definitions will take on greater importance.
The Fact Book includes information related to the following seven topic areas: