Fordham University Alumni Average Salary

Fordham University is a Roman Catholic school located in Bronx, N.Y. with around 8,000 undergraduates. Alumni report earning excellent value for their tuition dollars; the school ranks in the top 12 percent of universities by return on investment. 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 that sit well above the national average. This report is based on the answers of Fordham graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Social Worker
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Financial Analyst
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Account Manager
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Account Executive
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Marketing Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Oct 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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 find work in an assortment of industries including the financial services industry, the education industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular field is the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The average salary for a grad from Fordham is $63K.


Among Fordham graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Business Analysts, who haul in around $100K on average. Next on the list are Senior Accountants and Account Executives, bringing in $70K and $64K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Account Managers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $47K.


Many Fordham grads flock to New York, N.Y. Fordham alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Yonkers, N.Y., which offers a median salary of about $74K. Though Stamford, Conn. takes the cake for lowest pay among Fordham grads (the median salary is approximately $50K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Hartford, Conn. is also a top pick, as is Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance leads to the highest pay for Fordham grads ($137K on average per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $31K.


Knowledge of Marketing Communications seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 27 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (about $80K). Fordham alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Excel, with approximately one in ten grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Case Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to most grads, and dental insurance is issued to more than half of graduates as well. A large number of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Other benefits that Fordham University alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Loyola University pick up average paychecks of approximately $61K, which is closest to the amount made by Fordham grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Fordham include Teachers College at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Boston College.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for Fordham University


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