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Social Work at Fordham University

What traits are you looking for in a social work school? To help you decide if Fordham University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's social work program.

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, 13 of them were social work majors.

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

Fordham U Social Work Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Doctorate Degree in Social Work

Fordham U Social Work Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The social work major at Fordham U is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Social Work. 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 Social Work Doctor’s Degree Schools 12
Most Focused Social Work Schools 15
Best Value Social Work Doctor’s Degree Schools 24
Best Value Social Work Schools 210
Best Value Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools 391

In 2021, 1,036 students received their master’s degree in social work from Fordham U. This makes it the #1 most popular school for social work master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 9 students who received their doctoral degrees in social work, making the school the #12 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Social Work Student Demographics at Fordham U

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

Fordham U Social Work Bachelor’s Program

77% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 23% of social work bachelor's degrees went to men and 77% went to women. The typical social work bachelor's degree program is made up of only 12% men. So male students are more repesented at Fordham U since its program graduates 11% more men than average.


About 69% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in social work 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 social work.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Fordham U Social Work Master’s Program

90% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 1,036 students who graduated with a master’s in social work from Fordham U in 2021, 10% were men and 90% were women.


In the social work master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 55% of degree recipients. That is 10% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 35
Black or African American 260
Hispanic or Latino 244
White 436
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 57

Fordham U also has a doctoral program available in social work. In 2021, 9 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Social Work Grads May Go Into

A degree in social work 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
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 28,530 $58,050
Healthcare Social Workers 13,290 $62,280
Social and Community Service Managers 13,110 $86,700
Substance Abuse Social Workers 11,470 $62,130
Social Workers 5,790 $67,120


*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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