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Philosophy at Fordham University

If you are interested in studying philosophy, 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 approximately 16,364 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 34 students received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Fordham U.

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

Fordham U Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Master’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Doctorate Degree in Philosophy

Fordham U Philosophy Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks philosophy programs across the country. The following shows how Fordham U performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The philosophy major at Fordham U is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Philosophy. 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 Popular Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 42
Best Value Philosophy Schools 58

In 2021, 10 students received their master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham U. This makes it the #17 most popular school for philosophy master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in philosophy, making the school the #24 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Philosophy Graduates from Fordham U Make?

The median salary of philosophy students who receive their bachelor's degree at Fordham U is $41,324. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 44% higher than the national average of $28,602 for all philosophy bachelor's degree recipients.


Philosophy Student Demographics at Fordham U

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

Fordham U Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

56% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 34 philosophy students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Fordham U, about 44% were men and 56% were women. The typical philosophy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 41% women. So female students are more repesented at Fordham U since its program graduates 15% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities in its philosophy bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 14
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Fordham U Philosophy Master’s Program

50% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 10 students who graduated with a master’s in philosophy from Fordham U in 2021, 50% were men and 50% were women.


Of the students who received a philosophy master's degree from Fordham U, 80% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Fordham U also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2021, 5 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy 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
Mathematical Science Professors 4,700 $105,070
Philosophy and Religion Professors 3,530 $80,480
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460


*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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