Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229-2240

School Details

Samford University was founded as Howard College in 1841 and continues today as a private, co-educational institution located in Homewood, Alabama. Samford was originally founded when members of the Siloam Baptist Church acquired land and invited the Alabama Baptist Convention to build a new Baptist School in that location. The school remains to have an affiliation with the Alabama Baptist Convention.

Samford is currently divided into the following degree-granting units:

  • Howard College of Arts & Sciences
  • Brock School of Business
  • Beeson Divinity School
  • Beeson School of Education & Professional Studies
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
  • School of the Arts
  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy

There are undergraduate, graduate and professional programs available at SU. The individual colleges at Samford also offer some online programs, generally at the graduate level.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
  • Percent Admitted:
  • Calendar System:
    Four-one-four plan



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