Fordham University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,850

3.75% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$38,008

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.75%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

45.2%

44,816 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

15,582

82.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

79.6%

1,485 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 Speech Communication & Rhetoric (265 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (198 degrees), and General Psychology (157 degrees).

In 2016, 5,202 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fordham University. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,648 degrees), 4.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (600 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fordham University is $47,850, which is $21,994 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fordham University is $47,850, which is $21,994 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,008.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,850

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Fordham University was $47,850. The cost of tuition at Fordham University is $21,994 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$38,008

2016 Value

5.84%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Fordham University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,008. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Fordham University grew by 5.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,137

Room and Board

$1,012

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fordham University was of $14,137 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,012. The cost of room and board decreased by 9.69% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Fordham University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.25% with respect to 2015, when 80% 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.

2.75%

2015 Default Rate

85

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Fordham University was 2.75%, which represents 85 out of the 3090 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 44,816 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.68% annual growth. Out of those 44,816 applicants, 20,268 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.2% acceptance rate.

There were 15,582 students enrolled at Fordham University in 2016, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fordham University has an overall enrollment yield of 10.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

20,268

Accepted Out of 44,816

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fordham University was 45.2% (20,268 admissions from 44,816 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 47.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.68%, while admissions declined by -0.481%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

1,572

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Fordham University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fordham University has a total enrollment of 15,582 students. The full-time enrollment at Fordham University is 12,884 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,698. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Fordham University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fordham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.82% Asian, 6.66% Black or African American, 2.37% Two or More Races, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fordham University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.5%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fordham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,582 students. The full-time enrollment at Fordham University is 12,884 and the part-time enrollment is 2,698. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Fordham University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2016 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

    8,185

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,092

  3. Asian

    1,218

The enrolled student population at Fordham University is 52.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.82% Asian, 6.66% Black or African American, 2.37% Two or More Races, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.122% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 382 students (2.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1088 more women than men received degrees from Fordham University. The majority of degree recipients at Fordham University are white (2,648 degrees awarded). There were 4.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (600 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fordham University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (265 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (198 degrees) and General Psychology (157 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 (540 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (618 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (80 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (324,499 people), Miscellaneous managers (251,852 people), Social workers (247,626 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (159,413 people), and Postsecondary teachers (117,939 people).

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Legal (540 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (618 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (80 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (51 degrees), and Social Sciences (594 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 Public relations specialists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Legal (540 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (618 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (80 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (51 degrees), and Social Sciences (594 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 (325,547 people), Legal services (275,721 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (257,712 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (183,867 people), and Hospitals (171,239 people).

The most specialized majors at Fordham University are Legal (540 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (618 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (80 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (51 degrees), and Social Sciences (594 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 265 degrees awarded

  2. 198 degrees awarded

  3. 157 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fordham University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 265 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,057

  2. 3,145

In 2016, 2,057 degrees were awarded to men at Fordham University, which is 0.654 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,145).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 307 degrees were awarded to men at Fordham University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 222 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 538 degrees were awarded to women at Fordham University in Social Work, which is 6.72 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 75% of students graduating from Fordham University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fordham University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.741% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,648 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    600 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    367 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fordham University is white (2,648 degrees awarded). There were 4.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (600 degrees).

2.17% of degree recipients (113 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,556 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,092 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    375 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fordham University is white female (1,556 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,092 degrees).

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Operations

Fordham University has an endowment valued at nearly $666M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $766k (0.115%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Fordham University had a total expenditure of $569M. Of that $569M, they spent $252M on salaries and $569M on benefits.

Fordham University employs 231 Professors, 214 Associate professors, and 133 Assistant professors. Most academics at Fordham University are Male Professors (160), Male Associate professors(116), and Female Associate professors (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fordham University are: Management, with 526 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 442 employees, and Service with 217 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$666M

2015 Endowment

1.41%

decline from 2014

Fordham University has an endowment valued at about $666M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Fordham University declined 1.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $395M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.49M - Federal

  2. $6.24M - State

  3. $438k - Local

As of 2015, Fordham University received $7.49M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.24M from state grants and contracts, and $438k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$252M

Salary Expenditure

$569M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Fordham University had a total expenditure of $569M. Of that $569M, they spent $252M on salaries and $569M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Fordham University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$252M

2015 Salaries

3.76%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Fordham University paid a median of $252M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($569M) and a 3.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.634% growth from 2013 and a 7.24% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$88.1M

Instructional Salaries

736

Number of Employees

In 2015, Fordham University paid a total of $88.1M to 736 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

231 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

526 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fordham University were Professor with 231 employees; Associate professor with 214 employees; and Associate professor with 133 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fordham University were Management with 526 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 442 employees; and Service with 217 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fordham University was Male Professor with 160 employees, Male Associate professor with 116 employees, and Female Associate professor with 98 employees.

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

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