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

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Samford Named a Top National University for Fulbright Students

Samford is one of only 23 masters institutions in the nation included on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students, 2016–17. 
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Bains Coedits Book on Theologian Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff was a German-educated Swiss scholar who taught at the German Reform Seminary in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, at a time of Catholic and Protestant conflict. 
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Free Public Event Will Highlight Psychology Careers, Research, March 3

Psych Friday, supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association, is open to teachers, high school students and other interested audiences.