November 9, 2007

Samford Tuition Compares Favorably in Survey

"... Samford's total cost of $23,470 for 2007-08 is about 28 percent below the national average of $32,307 for tuition, fees, room and board at private, four-year institutions..."

When compared regionally with other peer institutions, Samford's costs ran near the bottom of the list.Samford's tuition and required fees for 2007-08 compare favorably with peer institutions in an annual survey conducted by The College Board.

The survey of 3,255 college and universities represent costs to first-time, full-time undergraduate students was part of the College Board's 2007-08 annual survey of colleges.  Samford's tuition for 2007-08 is $17,920, well below the national average for four-year private institutions of $23,712. Samford's total cost of $23,470 for 2007-08 is about 28 percent below the national average of $32,307 for tuition, fees, room and board at private, four-year institutions.

When compared with other privately-funded schools in Alabama, Samford is near the middle of the group.  Topping the Alabama list is Birmingham-Southern College,an historically Methodist school; Spring Hill College, a Jesuit institution in Mobile; and Huntingdon College in Montgomery.

Samford's costs are lower than the four private institutions in the Southern Conference.  Samford will become a member of the SoCon in July 2008.  Samford is the only private university in the Ohio Valley Conference, where it has competed since 2003.

When compared regionally with other peer institutions, Samford's costs ran near the bottom of the list.  The selected peer institutions include private universities, mostly in the South, which Samford often uses for comparison in faculty salaries, student recruitment and other factors.

2007-08 Tuition and Fees Comparisons
Private institutions in Alabama
Birmingham-Southern College 24,300
Spring Hill College 23,100
Huntingdon College 18,270
Samford University 17,920
Tuskegee University 14,000
U of Mobile 13,110
Oakwood College 12,668
Stillman College 12,186
Faulkner University 12,025
Judson College 11,120
Private institutions in the Southern Conference
Davidson College 31,794
Furman University (SC) 31,560
Wofford College  27,830
Elon University 22,166
Samford University 17,920
Other selected private universities
University of Richmond (VA) 37,610
Washington & Lee University (VA) 34,725
Emory University (GA) 34,366
University of the South (TN) 30,660
Rhodes College (TN) 30,652
Stetson University (FL) 28,780
Mercer University (GA) 26,960
Baylor University (TX) 24,490
Millsaps College (MS) 23,352
Taylor University (IN) 23,260
Berry College (GA) 20,570
Belmont University (TN) 19,780
LaGrange College (GA) 18,500
Samford University 17,290
Belhaven College (MS) 15,580

More Info

http://www.collegeboard.com