Total Enrollment
5,619
Undergraduate
3,535
Graduate
2,084
Online Enrollment
651
Men Students
1,913
Women Students
3,706

2020 Student Population

A total of 5,619 students have enrolled at Samford University - 3,535 undergraduate and 2,084 graduate.
By gender, 1,913 male and 3,706 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 5,292 full-time students and 327 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 Howard University and Duquesne University, its population is small (average population is 8,662).
Samford University offers online degree/certificate programs and 651 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 1,913 male and 3,706 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.52 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
Total3,5353,45382
Men1,1751,14530
Women2,3602,30852
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total2,0841,839245
Men73867167
Women1,3461,168178

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 4,545 White students (80.89%) and 532 Black or African American students (9.47%) 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 Native514
Asian371423
Black or African American226105121
Hispanic1164274
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White3,0079542,053
Two or More Races823052
Race/Ethnicity Unknown1569
Total 3,5351,1752,360
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Samford University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native1257
Asian461630
Black or African American30682224
Hispanic381424
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White1,538576962
Two or More Races361026
Race/Ethnicity Unknown792158
Total 2,0847381,346

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 4,321 students whose age under twenty five and 698 students whose age is over thirty years old at Samford University.
Especially, 19 students are younger than eighteen and 10 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
Total3,535 1,1752,360
Under 1819 415
18-191,634 5161,118
20-211,504 5011,003
22-24281 124157
25-2943 1033
30-3414 68
35-3912 75
40-4915 312
50-6411 38
65 and over2 11
Total 3,535 1,1752,360
Population by Student Age at Samford University
TotalMenWomen
Total2,084 7381,346
18-191 01
20-21117 3582
22-24765 278487
25-29557 232325
30-34197 74123
35-39131 4586
40-49208 53155
50-64100 1684
65 and over8 53
Total 2,084 7381,346

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Samford University, 1,691 students (30.09% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 651 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, 466 students live in Alabama where Samford University is located in and 184 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total5,6193,5352,084
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes65122629
Enrolled Some in Online Classes1,040622418
Not Enrolled in Online Classes3,9282,8911,037
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)65122629
Alabama Residents46621445
Other State in U.S.1841183
Outside of U.S.101
Unknown000

Online Enrollment Chart