Samford Ranked 5th in South
by U.S. News & World Report
University once again is ranked as one of the top institutions in
the nation by U.S. News & World Report magazine in its
2002 selection of America's Best Colleges.
Samford ranks fifth in the South in the category, Best Universities-Master's,
which includes schools offering a full range of undergraduate and
master's programs and some doctoral programs. Samford ranked higher
in its category than any other Alabama school.
News rankings are based on a school's academic reputation, freshman
retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial
resources and alumni giving. Rankings were announced Sept. 6.
is an honor, because it is as close as higher education comes to
academic league standings," said Samford President Thomas E.
parents and students look for ways to differentiate and prioritize
among colleges," Dr. Corts continued. "This survey is
one fact-based attempt at helping. We can be proud that the excellent
work of our faculty and University community is so highly valued
by experts beyond our own campus."
In addition to the Best Universities-Master's category (the largest
group), U.S. News ranks Best National Universities, Best
Liberal Arts Colleges and Best Comprehensive Colleges--Bachelor's.
Schools are divided into groups reflecting their missions, basically
programs they offer as described by the Carnegie Foundation for
the Advancement of Teaching.
Samford has been ranked in the top 10 in its category by U.S.
News since 1990. It also ranked fifth last year after two years
of being sixth.