Quick Facts

Established: 1841
Accrediting Body: SACSCOC
Enrollment: 905
Alumni: 16,700
Departments: 16 Majors: 30
Dean: Timothy D. Hall
Howard College is the historic heart of Samford University, dedicated to teaching students the critical thinking and effective communication skills fundamental to success in all professions.


Alabama's Top Nationally Ranked Private University


Best School in the South, U.S. News & World Report


Students Employed or in Graduate School within 6 Months of Graduation

Latest News

Photo Venerable Geshe Lhakdor (PHOTO: Tracie Spinale / Smithsonian Global)

Geshe Lhakdor, Assistant to Dalai Lama, to Speak at Samford March 29

The Buddhist scholar has served as translator and religious assistant for His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1989, and currently is director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamshala, India. 
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Howard College of Arts and Sciences Unveils New Strategic Plan

The plan will engage with Samford’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and inform the college’s Forever Samford campaign, which aims to increase HCAS scholarship funding, support academic programs and improve spaces for faculty, staff and students. 
Photo Samford students at the American Independence Awards Jubilee Celebration

Colonial Dames Organization Honors Student Research

This year’s competition marks the 60th year of the Colonial Dames’ partnership with Samford University, a relationship that has provided awards to outstanding students through the American Independence Awards Program.