Samford University

Samford University

Samford University

Overview
Date Founded

2010

Headquarters

800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35229

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities

Employees (Worldwide)

2,993

Industries

Schools & Student Services

Company Description

Samford University is Alabama’s top-ranked private university with nationally ranked academic programs rooted in the university’s Christian mission. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford was founded in 1841 and is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It enrolls 5,471 students from 47 states and 29 countries in 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. In 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford also has been nationally ranked for academic programs, value and affordability by such prestigious publications and rankings as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction, among others. Samford offers 30 undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees. There are 158 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations. Graduate/professional degrees are offered in business, divinity, design studies, education, health professions, environmental management, law, music, nursing, pharmacy and public health. The university’s College of Health Sciences is adding many new undergraduate and graduate/professional programs in the next few years. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. Among Samford’s 49,000-plus alumni are more than 60 U.S. congressmen, seven state governors, two U.S. Supreme Court justices, four Rhodes Scholars, multiple Emmy and Grammy award-winning artists, two national championship football coaches, and recipients of the Pulitzer and Nobel Peace prizes. The university fields 17 varsity sports—eight men’s and nine women’s—that participate at the NCAA Division I level in the Southern Conference. Samford has an annual economic impact of $335.1 million on the state of Alabama.

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Executives & Employees

Director of Athletics

Benefit Plan Administrator

Vice President for Operations & Planning

Vice President for Operations & Planning

Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment

Professor, Brock School of Business

Mens Basketball Coach

Head Mens Basketball Coach

Head Coach, Mens Basketball

Board of Directors

Former President at American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Distinguished Alumni
Laura G. Kelly is now Managing Director-Valuations Solutions Group at CoreLogic, Inc.
Sylvia Young is now President & Chief Executive Officer, HCA Continental Division at HCA Healthone LLC
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Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Revenue
$231M
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$5,000 - $10K
2019
$10K - $50K
2019
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