Samford University Rankings by Salary Score

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Samford University's Top Rankings

Samford University is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Samford University

We calculated a salary score for each of Samford University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Samford University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Samford Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93 89% 89% $24,500 $55,960 93
Design and Applied Arts 28 93% 93% $21,500 $30,410 28
English Language and Literature, General 40 92% 92% Not Reported $28,020 40
Finance and Financial Management Services 45 97% 97% $19,500 $49,440 45
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 46 96% 96% $25,000 $29,690 46
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 13 100% 100% $19,500 $24,730 13
Journalism 73 100% 100% $25,000 $36,080 73
Marketing 32 95% 95% $18,760 $39,370 32
Music 11 100% 100% Not Reported $19,230 11
Political Science and Government 36 100% 100% Not Reported $32,930 36
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 15 99% 99% $23,500 $54,350 15
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 45 100% 100% $18,500 $35,330 45

Salary Scores for Samford Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 33 100% 100% Not Reported $58,450 33
Business Administration, Management and Operations 40 94% 94% Not Reported $65,050 40
Educational Administration and Supervision 48 96% 96% $27,080 $55,960 48
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 45 99% 99% $71,000 $97,570 45
Special Education and Teaching 31 100% 100% Not Reported $46,320 31
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 34 100% 100% $29,790 $43,910 34
Theological and Ministerial Studies 42 92% 92% $41,000 $43,240 42

Salary Scores for Samford Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 44 100% 100% $43,300 $80,400 44
Law 28 97% 97% $127,410 $50,950 28
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 59 98% 98% $198,230 $115,580 59
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 15 100% 100% $48,530 $91,010 15

Most Recent Reviews

Kim McAlister 9/10/2018

Samford University is an outstanding institute of higher learning. Classes were very small and students were able to receive individualized attention from faculty. Samford is the home of Ida V. Moffat School of Nursing, where I received training that led to my 32-year (and counting) career as a registered nurse. I remain in touch with many of my faculty, and returned there in 2004 to complete my master of Science in Nursing. My Educator track faculty was also one of my undergraduate faculty, who is now working... Read More

Kim McAlister 9/10/2018

Samford University is an outstanding institute of higher learning. Classes were very small and students were able to receive individualized attention from faculty. Samford is the home of Ida V. Moffat School of Nursing, where I received training that led to my 32-year (and counting) career as a registered nurse. I remain in touch with many of my faculty, and returned there in 2004 to complete my master of Science in Nursing. My Educator track faculty was also one of my undergraduate faculty, who is now working... Read More