Published on September 16, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
College Factual 2019
Students study design technique in Samford professor Clay Carey's Visual Storytelling course

Samford University’s Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) major was named the number one journalism program in the state of Alabama for the fifth year in a row by the College Factual education information service. The major was also named the 34th best journalism program nationally.

“This new ranking by College Factual is a fitting testament to the excellent work that JMC faculty and students produce,” said professor Geoff Wright, interim chair of Samford’s Journalism & Mass Communication and Communication Studies Department. “In my very brief time as interim chair I have seen firsthand how dedicated my colleagues are to their students and to the high quality of the programs they offer. I am delighted by this news and look forward to seeing what other heights my colleagues have in store this year.”

Samford’s popular journalism and mass communication major offers specialized concentrations in print journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising. The department also offers minors in film production and sports media as well as programs in communication studies.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.