Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Fordham are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Fordham University students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 4%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 53% more female students than male students enrolled at Fordham University with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Fordham has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Fordham University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Fordham University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,527
Women 9,988

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Fordham serves a high number of out-of-state students with 64% of the student body residing outside of New York or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Fordham University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 36%
Out of State 53%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,653 per year

17% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
16,515
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7%
Part time Undergrads 4.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191241 IPEDS survey data for Fordham University.