1841
Samford University is established as Howard College. We are the 87th-oldest university in the United States.
44
States and 30 Countries Represented by Student Body
 
#1
in Alabama
The Economist and The Wall Street Journal
#4
In the South Among Regional Universities
U.S. News & World Report
 
10th
Cumberland School of Law national ranking in trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report.
 
50th
Best Value Private Universities in the U.S. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
170+
Undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations offered by 10 schools (arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health)
 
5,619
Total Student Enrollment
13:1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
 
7th
Most Innovative in the South U.S. News & World Report
97%
Undergraduate alumni employed, in internships or pursuing continuing education within six months of graduation (2017)

All numbers are for the most recent academic year unless otherwise noted.