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Samford University Demographics & Diversity

Birmingham, Alabama

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Samford University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Samford University students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 7%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 112% more female students than male students enrolled at Samford University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Samford University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Samford University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Samford University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,824
Women 3,858

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Samford University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 75% of the student body residing outside of Alabama or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Samford University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 25%
Out of State 74%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,602 per year

11% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.2%
Part time Undergrads 3.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102049 IPEDS survey data for Samford University.