Fordham University Alumni Average Salary

Attending Fordham University, a Roman Catholic university can pay off very well in the long run. The school is based in Bronx, N.Y., and it is ranked in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Rams!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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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Fordham alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the child welfare services industry, and the law office industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the financial services industry. Former Fordham students do not typically enter the advertising agency industry; in fact, less than five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Those with a degree from Fordham make an average of about $65K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $101K after graduating from Fordham, the average woman earns only $53K.


Many Fordham grads flock to Los Angeles, Calif. In addition, former Fordham students often head to Wilmington, Del. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $77K in this top-paying city. On the far end of the pay scale, Fordham alumni often reside in New York, N.Y., which is home to the lowest pay at approximately $73K.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance will compensate Fordham grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $116K on average per year. Those with a B.A. in Communication face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $35K per year.


Fordham grads are usually competent in Microsoft Excel, and one in seven alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. New Business Development commands a pay premium of 99 percent for former Rams. Experience with Project Management, Counseling, and Scheduling is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most alumni have medical plans, and most respondents have dental insurance. Fordham University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and stock purchase plan.

Related Schools

Loyola University graduates, who earn about $61K on average, make a similar amount to Fordham grads. Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College are also similar to Fordham.

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$37,440 - $72,045
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$38,503 - $130,708

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