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Average Salary for Fordham University Alumni

When it comes to ROI, Fordham University, a private research school located in Bronx, N.Y., with around 8,000 students, ranks in the top 14 percent of universities — students enjoy incredible value for their tuition dollars. Most often cast as a die-hard sports school first, Fordham University students study hard as they cheer on the Rams. English is one of the most popular majors at Fordham University, and the student ranks boast SAT and ACT test scores well above average. Replies from former Fordham students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Fordham University Details


441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458

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Private Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious

Graduation Rate:

81 %


6 %

% Stay In State:

67 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

21 %
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Former Fordham students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the health care industry, and the education industry. The financial services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Those with an education from Fordham earn an average of about $62K.


Among Fordham alumni, those working as Executive Assistants report the highest median pay of $64K, followed by Licensed Social Workers and Financial Analysts (both approximately $60K). Social Workers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $47K.


Those with a degree from Fordham often relocate to White Plains after college. It is also not uncommon to find former Fordham students living and working in New York — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $64K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Fordham grads is Washington, DC (median compensation is $49K). Boston and Stamford are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Fordham grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance (earnings climb to $102K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Psychology is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of around $37K.


For former Rams, proficiency in Financial Reporting warrants a paycheck that is 19 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Fordham alumni, with close to an eighth of workers reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Case Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Dental insurance applies to most alumni, and a strong majority of grads report health coverage. The greater part of survey participants 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 tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

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

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1740 2030
ACT Scores 26 30

Key Stats



58 %

female alumni


42 %

male alumni
$37,947 - $74,250
$41,521 - $90,868

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

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