Samford University by the Numbers
From distinguished faculty taking a genuine interest in students' success, to offering some of the smallest class sizes of colleges and universities in the country, Samford University offers a collegial, scholarly environment that continues to receive high ratings for quality of life and instruction.
All numbers are for the most recent academic year unless otherwise noted.
Samford University is established as Howard College. We are the 87th oldest university in the United States and 6th oldest in Alabama.
Alabama's Top Nationally Ranked Private University
In the South
Among Regional Universities U.S. News & World Report
Cumberland School of Law's national ranking in trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report (2019)
Best Value Private Universities in the U.S. Kiplinger’s (2018)
National Ranking for Graduate Online Nursing
Undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations offered by 10 schools (Arts, Arts & Sciences, Business, Divinity, Education, Health Professions, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health)
Total Student Enrollment
undergraduate alumni were employed, in internships or pursuing continuing education within six months of graduation (2017)
States and 30 Countries Represented by Student Body
In the South
Most Innovative U.S. News & World Report