Fordham University

Add Comparison
2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,730
3.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$41,569
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.36%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
52.5%
47,936 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
16,364
78.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
83.2%
1,853 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 (200 degrees awarded), General Finance (180 degrees), and General Psychology (156 degrees).

In 2020, 5,786 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fordham University. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,747 degrees), 3.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (852 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fordham University is $54,730, which is $26,101 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fordham University is $54,730, which is $26,101 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,569.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students attending Fordham University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,730
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Fordham University was $54,730. The cost of tuition at Fordham University is $26,101 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Fordham University (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$41,569
2020 Value
5.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Fordham University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,569. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Fordham University grew by 5.08%.

This chart compares the average net price of Fordham University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$15,474
Room and Board
$1,039
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fordham University was of $15,474 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,039. The cost of room and board increased by 3.65% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.67% during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Fordham University (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Fordham University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.23% with respect to 2019, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Fordham University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
2.36%
2018 Default Rate
67
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Fordham University was 2.36%, which represents 67 out of the 2841 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.

View Data
Save Image

Admissions

Fordham University received 47,936 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.0125% annual growth. Out of those 47,936 applicants, 25,180 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.5% acceptance rate.

There were 16,364 students enrolled at Fordham University in 2020, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fordham University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
25,180
Accepted Out of 47,936

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fordham University was 52.5% (25,180 admissions from 47,936 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 0.0125%, while admissions grew by 14.5%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Fordham University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
1,498
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Fordham University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

Fordham University has a total enrollment of 16,364 students. The full-time enrollment at Fordham University is 12,882 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,482. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Fordham University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fordham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.57% Asian, 8.09% Black or African American, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fordham University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.5%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fordham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,364 students. The full-time enrollment at Fordham University is 12,882 and the part-time enrollment is 3,482. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Fordham University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Fordham University (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Fordham University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Fordham University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Fordham University (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,195
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,668
  3. Asian
    1,566

The enrolled student population at Fordham University is 50.1% White, 16.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.57% Asian, 8.09% Black or African American, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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.

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, 309 students (1.89%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2020, 1702 more women than men received degrees from Fordham University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fordham University is white (2,747 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (852 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fordham University is General Business Administration & Management (200 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (180 degrees) and General Psychology (156 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 Public Administration and Social Service (1,073 degrees awarded), Legal (556 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (107 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 (141,408 people), Postsecondary teachers (77,049 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (75,366 people), Other managers (69,117 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (61,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Public Administration and Social Service (1,073 degrees awarded), Legal (556 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (107 degrees), Math & Statistics (186 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (55 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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, Aerospace engineers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Public Administration and Social Service (1,073 degrees awarded), Legal (556 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (107 degrees), Math & Statistics (186 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (55 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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 (198,650 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (139,271 people), Individual & family services (103,073 people), Computer Systems Design (84,404 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (82,942 people).

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Public Administration and Social Service (1,073 degrees awarded), Legal (556 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (107 degrees), Math & Statistics (186 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (55 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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. 200 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 180 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 156 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fordham University was General Business Administration & Management with 200 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Fordham University according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,042
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,744
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,042 degrees were awarded to men at Fordham University, which is 0.545 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,744).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at Fordham University by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Fordham University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 164 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 958 degrees were awarded to women at Fordham University in Social Work, which is 8.33 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

79%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 79% of students graduating from Fordham University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 (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, 0.756% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,747 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    852 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    449 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fordham University is white (2,747 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (852 degrees).

1.88% of degree recipients (109 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,738 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,009 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    606 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fordham University is white female (1,738 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,009 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Fordham University has an endowment valued at nearly $713M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−0.527%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Fordham University had a total salary expenditure of $660M. Fordham University employs 244 Professors, 206 Associate professors, and 126 Assistant professors. Most academics at Fordham University are Male Professors (158), Male Associate professors(112), and Female Associate professors (94).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fordham University are: Management, with 601 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 390 employees, and Service with 214 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$713M
2020 Endowment
2.83%
decline from 2019

Fordham University has an endowment valued at about $713M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Fordham University declined 2.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $411M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Fordham University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $19.2M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Fordham University received $19.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$279M
2020 Salaries
4.95%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Fordham University paid a median of $279M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($660M) and a 4.95% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.45% growth from 2018 and a 3.18% growth from 2017.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$96M
Instructional Salaries
747
Number of Employees

In 2020, Fordham University paid a total of $96M to 747 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
244 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
601 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fordham University were Professor with 244 employees; Associate professor with 206 employees; and Associate professor with 126 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fordham University were Management with 601 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 390 employees; and Service with 214 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fordham University was Male Professor with 158 employees, Male Associate professor with 112 employees, and Female Associate professor with 94 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart