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.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.