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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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.