Posted by William Nunnelley on 2004-10-11
Samford University enrolled 4,416 students for the fall semester of 2004, according to the University's Office of Institutional Research. The enrollment includes students from 44 states and foreign students from 31 nations.
Samford's full-time enrollment increased to 3,953 students from last year's 3,894. Total enrollment is down slightly from last year's 4,440 students.
The retention rate for Samford freshmen from last year is 84 percent.
Samford has been Alabama's largest private university or college for more than 50 years.
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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.