Fall 2000
Vol. 17 No. 3
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800


Turkey Creek Vigil

It's the Excitement'

Genome Research Yields Quick Returns

Samford Ranked Fifth in South by U.S. News & World Report

Education School Scores High in Effective Teacher Preparation

Faculty Accolades

Upcoming Samford Tours

ODK Seeking 50 Exemplary Alumni To Mark Society's Anniversary

Manis Biography Wins Lillian Smith Book Award

University of Georgia Beckons Garver, Hanson with Sizable Postgraduate Packages

Alumni Office Seeks Samford Traditions

Sequoyah, Cunningham Join Men's Hall of Fame

Samford Begins Offering Doctor of Education Program

Deupree Recognized for Fighting Illiteracy

Tillette: Men's Team One
Big Question Mark

Cochran, Moore Lead Veteran Women's Basketball Team



Fall 2000

Samford Ranked Fifth in South by
U.S. News & World Report

Samford University climbed a notch to fifth in the South among regional universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2001 edition of "America's Best Colleges." The No. 5 ranking is Samford's highest in the 11 years it has been ranked by U.S. News. It has been sixth for the past two years.

U.S. News selects the top regional universities in four geographic areas-a total of 505 schools-that provide "a full range of undergraduate programs and graduate education at the master's level." Samford offers 24 degree programs, including 16 at the master's level and above.

Samford also ranks seventh in the magazine's Best Value category of the 130 regional universities in the South.

Rankings are based on a school's academic reputation, freshman retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate and alumni giving rate. n

Samford also continues to be ranked by other national publications, including:

  • Barron's Profiles of American Colleges, Very Competitive category
  • The Princeton Review Guide to the Best 331 Colleges
  • The Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character, for First-Year Program and Civic Education Program.