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.