Posted by Philip Poole on 2010-03-02

Samford University has a record spring semester enrollment of 4,489. The 2010 figure tops the previous record of 4,370, set in spring 2006. The spring enrollment includes 2,728 undergraduates and 1,761 graduate and professional students. 

Samford also had a record fall semester enrollment, with 4,630.  

Spring semester enrollment typically is lower than fall because of winter graduation and a small number of new students who enroll mid-year, according to R. Phil Kimrey, Samford’s vice president for enrollment management. 

“The new record reflects continued positive efforts by our faculty and staff to recruit and retain students who are committed to high academic achievement,” Kimrey said. “It also reflects our growing reputation as a top educational value.” 

Earlier this year Samford was named one of the 50 Best Values among private universities in the U.S. by Princeton Review and USA Today. 


Fall 2009 enrollment  

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.