Published on July 11, 2017 by Philip Poole  
Earnings Rankings 2017

Samford University graduates earn more than any other Alabama four-year institution, according to the latest report issued by the U.S. Department of Education. Samford graduates were averaging $45,800 per year 10 years after graduation.

The U.S. Department of Education’s scorecard includes information on the median earnings of former students of Alabama colleges and universities. The numbers are based on average yearly wages 10 years after the students entered the school.

Samford’s graduation rate also is the highest in Alabama according to the Department of Education information.

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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.