Published on December 31, 2013 by Katie Stripling  
news top stories 2013
An expansive new academic program, record enrollment and athletics championships were among Samford University's top news stories during 2013. While there were many outstanding achievements and announcements during the year, these are the top stories as determined by the university's news staff.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.