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. 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.