Samford University Graduate Schools

Samford University (referred to as Samford) is a Private, 4 years school located in Birmingham, AL. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Samford University is $21,575 in average. The school has 2,153 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 5,729 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Samford University (referred to as Samford) is a Private, 4 years school located in Birmingham, AL. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1920 - Current).
Samford Directory Information
School NameSamford University (Samford)
Address800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229-2240
Phone205-726-2011
Webhttps://www.samford.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.samford.edu/admission/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.samford.edu/departments/financial-services
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Samford University is $21,575 in average. The school has 2,153 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 5,729 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 134 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 11 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$21,575
Student Population2,153
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs134 graduate programs
(11 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Samford University is $21,575 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $906.
Samford University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Samford University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)11 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Samford University is $21,575. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.64% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$19,058$550
2018-2019$17,255$610
2019-2020$17,754$610
2020-2021$20,587$640
2021-2022$20,935$640
The graduate school tuition & fees of Samford is expensive compared to private graduate schools in Alabama. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Alabama graduate tuition is $20,405 (public) / $12,556 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Samford University$21,575
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Alabama Graduate Schools$10,843$16,105
Public$9,627$20,405
Private$12,556
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $16,750 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Samford University. On-campus living costs are increased by 0.24% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,740. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.23% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,280$4,704$9,850$5,250
2018-2019$10,500$4,713$9,850$5,300
2019-2020$10,980$4,804$10,800$5,350
2020-2021$11,260$4,856$11,250$5,452
2021-2022$11,260$4,894$11,250$5,490
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $906 at Samford University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.03% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$813
2018-2019$837
2019-2020$862
2020-2021$888
2021-2022$906
The law school tuition at Samford University is $23,290 for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Samford University.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Samford University
TuitionFees
Pharmacy$34,554$640
Law$22,650$640

Graduate Programs at Samford

Samford University offers 52 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 714 students have completed their study at Samford University.
Offered Degrees at Samford University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree3510314
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1026
Doctor's degree - other105358
Post Bachelor's Degree311
Post Master's Degree3015
Total5216714
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Samford University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision program with 18 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Family Practice Nurse/Nursing program with 100 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 139 completers.
Samford University offers 52 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 714 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 314 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 358 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 1 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 15 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Environmental Studies3-
Education [+] (1 completers) 58 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration7$53,100
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision6-
Educational/Instructional Technology9-
Special Education and Teaching8-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented5-
Elementary Education and Teaching2-
Secondary Education and Teaching11-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels5-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Music Teacher Education5-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 9 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies9-
Legal Studies [+] (1 completers) 17 completers-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers2-
Health Law15-
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 42 completers-
Religious/Sacred Music0-
Theology/Theological Studies5$35,700
Divinity/Ministry37-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 16 completers-
Social Work16-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 3 completers-
Music Performance1-
Keyboard Instruments2-
Voice and Opera0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (4 completers) 80 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist21-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management2-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist0-
Athletic Training/Trainer5-
Public Health22-
Medical Informatics4-
0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0$96,200
Nursing Administration0-
Nurse Anesthetist26-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Business [+] 86 completers-
Business Administration and Management57$51,400
Accounting29-
Total314
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 26 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration26$88,800
Total26
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 138 completers$44,800
Law138$44,800
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 5 completers-
Divinity/Ministry5-
Theological and Ministerial Studies (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 215 completers-
Pharmacy89$115,800
Physical Therapy/Therapist30-
Medical Informatics1-
Nursing Administration47-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing20-
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing4-
Nursing Practice24-
Total358
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 0 completers-
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology0-
Divinity/Ministry0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Dietetics/Dietitian1-
Total1
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 15 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision15-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Total15

Graduate Student Population at Samford

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,153 students enrolled into Samford University graduate schools where it has total 5,729 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,949 full-time and 204 part-time graduate students. By gender, 736 male and 1,417 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,1537361,417
Full-time1,9496741,275
Part-tme20462142
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,645 White (76.41%), 273 Black/African American (12.68%), 71 Hispanic (3.30%), 43 Asian (2.00%), and 121 students with other races. 16 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,1537361,417
American Indian/Native American716
Asian431429
Black/African American27373200
Hispanic713041
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White1,6455791,066
Two More371423
Un-Known601743
Non-resident Alien1688
Samford University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 501 graduate students (23.27% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 640 graduate students (29.73% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,153
Enrolled Online Exclusively501
Enrolled Some Online Courses640
Not in Online Courses1,012
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Samford University. 1,025 students are aged 20 to 24 (47.61% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.09%), 87 students are aged above 50 (4.04%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Samford University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,1537361,417
Age 18-19202
Age 20-211213982
Age 22-24904319585
Age 25-29542208334
Age 30-3420874134
Age 35-391274087
Age 40-4916240122
Age 50-64811368
Over 64633

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