Undergraduate Outcomes

At Fordham, you’ll receive a rigorous education in one of the world’s greatest cities—an education that will sharpen your talents, widen your vision, and prepare you to embrace and create change.

It’s an education that works—our graduates go out into the world to pursue meaningful careers and build lives that reflect Fordham’s spirit of passionate engagement.

First Destinations of the Class of 2016

The Office of Career Services reached out to every member of the Class of 2016 and was able to learn the "first destination" of 99% of the graduates (an exceptionally high knowledge rate). See the complete 2016 Placement Report.

83%

graduates employed, doing service, or pursuing further education within six months

$51,005

annual starting salary

95%

law school acceptance rate
(17% higher than the national average) *

81%

student internship participation

34

graduates pursuing public service as men and women for others

Undergraduate Outcomes

* Rates of admission to JD programs are computed based on the number of Fordham applicants from all graduating classes applying for admission in the fall, not solely Class of 2016 applicants. More detailed law school admissions information.

 

Leading Industries

Industry Number of 2016 Grads
Financial Services 192
Media and Communications 148
Education 91
Services 77
Arts, Leisure, and Entertainment 63
Healthcare 57
Consumer Products/Trade 54
Technology, Engineering, and Science 51
Accounting 42
Consulting 33
Nonprofit Organization 29
Fashion/Retail 29
Government 21
Construction and Manufacturing 9
Transportation and Warehousing 3
Natural Resources/Energy/Utilities 3
Other 13
Unreported 324

Leading Occupations

Occupation Number of 2016 Grads
Finance 182
Media and Communication 93
Office and Administrative Support 87
Marketing 87
Education, Training, and Library Services 78
Accounting 60
Sales 54
Research 52
Law 41
Computer and Information Technology 41
Healthcare 39
Arts and Design 38
Management 31
Consulting 27
Community and Social Services 18
Fundraising 16
Entertainment and Sports 14
Production 13
Real Estate 9
Insurance 8
Personal Care and Service 7
Food Preparation and Serving 6
Protective Service 15
Construction and Extraction 5
All Other Responses 41
Unreported 187

Top Hiring Employers

Employer Number of 2016 Grads
Fordham University 48
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 29
Deloitte 21
NBC Universal 13
PricewaterhouseCoopers 12
Ernst & Young 11
KPMG 10
Morgan Stanley 8
Goldman Sachs amp; Co. 8
Merrill Lynch & Co. 7
Bank of America 7
Teach for America 6
Viacom Inc. 5
Nomura Holdings Inc. 5
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 5
UBS 4
PepsiCo Inc. 4
Mount Sinai Hospital 4
Havas Media 4
Grant Thornton LLP 4
Fox News 4
CITYMD 4
Citigroup Inc. 4
CBS 4
The New York Botanical Garden 3
TD Bank 3
Target Corp. 3
Societe Generale 3
Skills Alliance 3
Penguin Random House 3
NYU Langone Medical Center 3
New York Life Insurance Company 3
National Futures Association 3
Montefiore Medical Center 3
Mindshare 3
Mediacom Communications Corporation 3
Meddeas 3
Maxus Global 3
L'Oréal 3
Hearst Corporation 3
Google Inc. 3
Direct Agents 3
Brigham and Women's Hospital 3
BNP Paribas 3
Amazon 3
All Other Responses 941

Public Service

Service Organization Number of 2016 Grads
Armed Forces 16
Jesuit Volunteer Corps 17
Americorps 4
City Year 4
Peace Corps 2
All Others 7