2021 Student Population

A total of 5,729 students have enrolled at Samford University - 3,576 undergraduate and 2,153 graduate.
By gender, 1,887 male and 3,842 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 5,450 full-time students and 279 part-time students.
The number of students at Samford University is very large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Alabama. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Duquesne University and Marquette University, its population is small (average population is 8,357).
Samford University offers online degree/certificate programs and 535 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 1,887 male and 3,842 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.49 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (more women students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total3,5763,50175
Men1,1511,12130
Women2,4252,38045
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total2,1531,949204
Men73667462
Women1,4171,275142

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 4,712 White students (82.25%) and 473 Black or African American students (8.26%) at Samford University(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Samford University.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Samford University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native716
Asian37730
Black or African American20010991
Hispanic1373998
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White3,0679502,117
Two or More Races872958
Race/Ethnicity Unknown202
Total 3,5761,1512,425
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Samford University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native716
Asian431429
Black or African American27373200
Hispanic713041
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White1,6455791,066
Two or More Races371423
Race/Ethnicity Unknown601743
Total 2,1537361,417

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 4,536 students whose age under twenty five and 623 students whose age is over thirty years old at Samford University.
Especially, 31 students are younger than eighteen and 8 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Samford University.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at Samford University
TotalMenWomen
Total3,576 1,1512,425
Under 1831 1021
18-191,667 5051,162
20-211,513 4851,028
22-24298 123175
25-2928 1117
30-344 22
35-3911 56
40-4913 67
50-649 45
65 and over2 02
Total 3,576 1,1512,425
Population by Student Age at Samford University
TotalMenWomen
Total2,153 7361,417
18-192 02
20-21121 3982
22-24904 319585
25-29542 208334
30-34208 74134
35-39127 4087
40-49162 40122
50-6481 1368
65 and over6 33
Total 2,153 7361,417

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Samford University, 2,140 students (37.35% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 535 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 370 students live in Alabama where Samford University is located in and 165 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total5,7293,5762,153
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes53534501
Enrolled Some in Online Classes1,605965640
Not Enrolled in Online Classes3,5892,5771,012
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)53534501
Alabama Residents37029341
Other State in U.S.1655160
Outside of U.S.000
Unknown000

Online Enrollment Chart