Published on March 29, 2017 by Philip Poole  
2017 18 tuition

Samford University’s board of trustees has approved the 2017–18 tuition and fee schedule.

Undergraduate tuition for full-time students will be $14,820 per semester.

The university-wide technology fee of $175 per semester, the university-wide parking fee of $30 per semester and the undergraduate campus life fee of $250 per semester remain unchanged for 2017–18.

Housing rates for undergraduates will range from $2,297 to $4,439 per semester, based on residence facility. Meal plans will range from $1,134 to $2,432 per semester. The carte blanche meal plan allows for unlimited meals and dining access throughout the day. Samford also offers 12- and 7-meal plans.

Full-time tuition per semester for graduate/professional programs includes Cumberland School of Law, $19,224; McWhorter School of Pharmacy, $18,513; and Beeson Divinity School, $6,912. Tuition and fees in other graduate and professional programs will vary by degree program, according to Harry B. Brock III, Samford’s executive vice president and vice president for business and financial affairs.

“We are very grateful for the investment that families are making in a Samford education,” Brock said. “They have come to expect high-quality academic programs and cocurricular activities, and we are committed to finding balance between those expectations and affordability.”

Samford continues to enjoy a strong national reputation for its academic programs. In 2016, Samford was ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and 87th nationally and first among all four-year institutions in Alabama by The Economist. Samford also has been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as one of the top 40 in the “Best College Value” among private universities in the United States. 

 
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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.