Among thousands of statistics kept to measure our progress at Samford, we often overlook a crucial bit of information:  the extent to which our graduates repay their student loans.  Lane Smith, Director of Financial Aid, reports that our loan default rate for the most recent year was 0.5 percent, compared to the national average of seven percent. 


The world is better because our graduates are committed to fulfilling their obligations. 


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.