Fordham University Alumni Average Salary

Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Fordham University. It is a Roman Catholic university based in Bronx, N.Y. that is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Rams!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 26 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,210

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About This School

441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458


Private School, Research University, Religious, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of Fordham work in a variety of sectors including the law office industry, the child welfare services industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the financial services industry. On the other end of the spectrum is the advertising agency industry, which attracts less than five percent of Fordham alumni. Those with a degree from Fordham make an average of approximately $63K.


Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $101K per year, but the second group takes home only $53K.


Home to a large number of Fordham alums, Los Angeles, Calif. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. With a median salary of $77K, Wilmington, Del. represents the highest-paid city popular among Fordham grads. New York, N.Y. is a popular spot for former Fordham students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $71K.

Degree Major

Fordham grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average around $116K per year. A B.A. in Communication is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $35K.


Close to a tenth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For former Rams, proficiency in New Business Development warrants a paycheck that is more than double other alumni salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Counseling, and Scheduling.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to the vast majority of former students, and most graduates sign up for dental plans. Nearly all alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Fordham University alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and stock purchase plan.

Related Schools

Median pay for Loyola University grads is $61K, making their salaries most similar to those of Fordham grads. Other schools similar to Fordham include Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College.

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