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Area Studies at Fordham University

If you are interested in studying area studies, you may want to check out the program at Fordham University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Fordham U is located in Bronx, New York and has a total student population of 16,364. Of the 2,461 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in 2021, 59 of them were area studies majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Area Studies section at the bottom of this page.

Fordham U Area Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Area Studies

Fordham U Area Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the area studies progam at Fordham U compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The area studies major at Fordham U is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Area Studies. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Area Studies Schools 77

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in area studies from Fordham U. This is the #100 most popular school for area studies master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Fordham U Area Studies Graduates

The median salary of area studies students who receive their bachelor's degree at Fordham U is $38,846. This is 28% higher than $30,421, which is the national average for all area studies bachelor's degree recipients.


Area Studies Student Demographics at Fordham U

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the area studies majors at Fordham University.

Fordham U Area Studies Bachelor’s Program

73% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 59 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in area studies from Fordham U in 2021, 27% were men and 73% were women.


About 63% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in area studies at Fordham U are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor's in area studies.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 37
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Fordham U also has a doctoral program available in area studies. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Area Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in area studies can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Fordham University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 1,510 $93,280


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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