“As a Samford student, I was challenged not simply to find an answer but to seek a solution that will impact humanity as a whole. Coming from rural Goodwater, Alabama, Samford unlocked opportunities that set me on track for my calling as a pastor. The Samford experience was made possible by generous donors and supporters of the university. Donors—like you—made an investment in Samford, and I was the beneficiary. I believe in Samford University because so many on this campus believed in me. My life has been set on a trajectory of unlimited possibilities because of Samford University.” Cameron Thomas, '14, M.Div. '18
Samford University is a complex network of buildings, land and people, all of which take time, and money, to sustain. A solid foundation of support allows us to maintain our campus and frees us to invest in our students and community by growing the reach of our offerings.
It costs $165 million per year to operate a quality university like Samford. Only 70% of this cost is covered by tuition and fees. With your help, we can close this gap and sustain the momentum and progress that has made Samford a top nationally ranked university.
The goal is $60 million to offset operating costs and keep tuition rates affordable.