- 4 Year
- BIRMINGHAM, AL
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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 US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value.
Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 47 states and 30 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.
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- Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences114 Graduates
- Nursing101 Graduates
- Journalism61 Graduates
- Marketing59 Graduates
- Health Service Preparatory Studies58 Graduates
- Finance55 Graduates
- Business42 Graduates
- Human Development40 Graduates
- Biology31 Graduates
- Communications31 Graduates
A survey of 2,000 sports industry executives revealed that earning a sports management/administration/marketing degree is the #1 piece of advice they would give aspiring high school students pursuing a career in the front office of a professional sports team. The Brock School of Business sports marketing program prepares our graduates for jobs on the business side of the sports industry.
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