Fordham University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,980
3.31% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$39,558
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.83%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
45.9%
47,930 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
16,972
80.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
83.3%
1,544 Graduates

About

Fordham University is a higher education institution located in Bronx County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fordham University were General Business Administration & Management (177 degrees awarded), General Economics (169 degrees), and General Finance (150 degrees).

In 2019, 5,439 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fordham University. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,618 degrees), 3.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (707 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fordham University is $52,980, which is $24,480 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fordham University is $52,980, which is $24,480 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,558.

In 2019, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,980
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Fordham University was $52,980. The cost of tuition at Fordham University is $24,480 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$39,558
2019 Value
1.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Fordham University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,558. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Fordham University grew by 1.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,929
Room and Board
$1,012
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fordham University was of $14,929 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,012. The cost of room and board increased by 1.67% 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

81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Fordham University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.83%
2017 Default Rate
83
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fordham University was 2.83%, which represents 83 out of the 2936 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

Fordham University received 47,930 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.5% annual growth. Out of those 47,930 applicants, 21,988 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.9% acceptance rate.

There were 16,972 students enrolled at Fordham University in 2019, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fordham University has an overall enrollment yield of 10.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
21,988
Accepted Out of 47,930

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fordham University was 45.9% (21,988 admissions from 47,930 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 46%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.5%, while admissions grew by 3.17%.

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SAT Scores

74%
Submission Percentage
1,689
Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at Fordham University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fordham University has a total enrollment of 16,972 students. The full-time enrollment at Fordham University is 13,600 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,372. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Fordham University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fordham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.1% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.74% Asian, 7.55% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0884% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Fordham University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.5%), followed by White Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.7%), followed by White Male (17%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fordham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,972 students. The full-time enrollment at Fordham University is 13,600 and the part-time enrollment is 3,372. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Fordham University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Fordham University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Fordham University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,334
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,648
  3. Asian
    1,484

The enrolled student population at Fordham University is 49.1% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.74% Asian, 7.55% Black or African American, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0884% 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.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 355 students (2.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1373 more women than men received degrees from Fordham University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fordham University is white (2,618 degrees awarded). There were 3.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (707 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fordham University is General Business Administration & Management (177 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (169 degrees) and General Finance (150 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fordham University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (550 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (699 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (88 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 Fordham University are Social workers, all other (157,580 people), Other managers (76,294 people), Postsecondary teachers (75,597 people), Software developers (64,557 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (62,401 people).

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Legal (550 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (699 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (88 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (67 degrees), and Math & Statistics (178 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 Fordham University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Legal (550 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (699 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (88 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (67 degrees), and Math & Statistics (178 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 Fordham University are Elementary & secondary schools (188,141 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (140,748 people), Individual & family services (105,602 people), Computer Systems Design (87,303 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (78,943 people).

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Legal (550 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (699 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (88 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (67 degrees), and Math & Statistics (178 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fordham University.
Most Common
  1. 177 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 150 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fordham University was General Business Administration & Management with 177 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,033
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,406
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,033 degrees were awarded to men at Fordham University, which is 0.597 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,406).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 203 degrees were awarded to men at Fordham University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 152 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 623 degrees were awarded to women at Fordham University in Social Work, which is 8.2 times more than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 74% of students graduating from Fordham University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fordham University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0.972% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,618 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    707 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    385 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fordham University is white (2,618 degrees awarded). There were 3.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (707 degrees).

2% of degree recipients (109 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,614 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,004 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    489 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fordham University is white female (1,614 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,004 degrees).

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Operations

Fordham University has an endowment valued at nearly $734M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.3M (2.9%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Fordham University had a total salary expenditure of $635M. Fordham University employs 242 Professors, 200 Associate professors, and 127 Assistant professors. Most academics at Fordham University are Male Professors (165), Male Associate professors(103), and Female Associate professors (97).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fordham University are: Management, with 575 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 401 employees, and Service with 218 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$734M
2019 Endowment
0.595%
growth from 2018

Fordham University has an endowment valued at about $734M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Fordham University grew 0.595% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $423M 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. $14.6M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Fordham University received $14.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$266M
2019 Salaries
3.45%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Fordham University paid a median of $266M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($635M) and a 3.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.18% growth from 2017 and a 3.42% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$96.5M
Instructional Salaries
753
Number of Employees

In 2019, Fordham University paid a total of $96.5M to 753 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
242 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
575 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fordham University were Professor with 242 employees; Associate professor with 200 employees; and Associate professor with 127 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fordham University were Management with 575 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 401 employees; and Service with 218 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fordham University was Male Professor with 165 employees, Male Associate professor with 103 employees, and Female Associate professor with 97 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Fordham University.

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