November 9, 2007
"... Samford's total cost of $23,470 for 2007-08 is about 28 percent below the national average of $32,307 for tuition, fees, room and board at private, four-year institutions..."
Samford's tuition and required fees for 2007-08 compare favorably with peer institutions in an annual survey conducted by The College Board.
The survey of 3,255 college and universities represent costs to first-time, full-time undergraduate students was part of the College Board's 2007-08 annual survey of colleges. Samford's tuition for 2007-08 is $17,920, well below the national average for four-year private institutions of $23,712. Samford's total cost of $23,470 for 2007-08 is about 28 percent below the national average of $32,307 for tuition, fees, room and board at private, four-year institutions.
When compared with other privately-funded schools in Alabama, Samford is near the middle of the group. Topping the Alabama list is Birmingham-Southern College,an historically Methodist school; Spring Hill College, a Jesuit institution in Mobile; and Huntingdon College in Montgomery.
Samford's costs are lower than the four private institutions in the Southern Conference. Samford will become a member of the SoCon in July 2008. Samford is the only private university in the Ohio Valley Conference, where it has competed since 2003.
When compared regionally with other peer institutions, Samford's costs ran near the bottom of the list. The selected peer institutions include private universities, mostly in the South, which Samford often uses for comparison in faculty salaries, student recruitment and other factors.
|2007-08 Tuition and Fees Comparisons|
|Private institutions in Alabama|
|Spring Hill College||23,100|
|U of Mobile||13,110|
|Private institutions in the Southern Conference|
|Furman University (SC)||31,560|
|Other selected private universities|
|University of Richmond (VA)||37,610|
|Washington & Lee University (VA)||34,725|
|Emory University (GA)||34,366|
|University of the South (TN)||30,660|
|Rhodes College (TN)||30,652|
|Stetson University (FL)||28,780|
|Mercer University (GA)||26,960|
|Baylor University (TX)||24,490|
|Millsaps College (MS)||23,352|
|Taylor University (IN)||23,260|
|Berry College (GA)||20,570|
|Belmont University (TN)||19,780|
|LaGrange College (GA)||18,500|
|Belhaven College (MS)||15,580|