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Bronx College and University Demographics

There are a total of 319 degree and certificate programs offered at Bronx's 11 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from foreign language teacher education to french language teacher education to philosophy.

Bronx's top-ranked school is Fordham University. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 22nd. Approximately 14,544 students are currently enrolled at Fordham University. Business is the most popular course of study at Fordham University.


On average, colleges and universities in Bronx schools charge students $11,876 per year in tuition fees. In Bronx, tuition rates can vary from $38,602 per year to $3,504 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Fordham University, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is CUNY Bronx Community College.

Financial Aid

Bronx college students received $151,154,666 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $148,742,066 of the total. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $32,800,573, which was given by CUNY Lehman College.

Bronx Student Demographics

Approximately 4% of New York students were enrolled in Bronx colleges in 2010. That is 56,034 students. With 14,544 students, Fordham University had the highest total student enrollment in Bronx. On the other hand, with only 102 students, Yeshiva of the Telshe Alumni had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Bronx colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 74%. For every 100 students who enroll in Bronx schools, 45 eventually graduate. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Fordham University has a graduation rate of 79%, while CUNY Bronx Community College has a graduation rate of 7%.


Bronx schools have a student population that is approximately 64% female. 62% of Bronx college students are 24 years old or younger. For every 100 Bronx college students, 76 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The highest percentage of diverse students in Bronx in 2009 was at Monroe College-Main Campus, which had a minority student population that was 98% of the total student population of the school.

Bronx Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 9,771 faculty employed by Bronx colleges and universities. 47% of faculty members at Bronx schools were female. 25% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, Bronx colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 7 students. Yeshiva Derech Chaim had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Bronx.

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