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Samford University ranked 534th in the United States, 2078th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 28 research topics. Samford University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 2,241 academic publications and 25,452 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 38 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#2078 of 14,131 In the World
#586 of 2,597 In North America
#534 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 33 In Alabama
#2 of 3 In Birmingham
#693 of 1,044 For Social Work
#924 of 2,395 For Family medicine
#1129 of 3,286 For Health Science
#1379 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#1643 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 25 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Samford University ranked 555th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 2385th in the World with 1,513 publications made and 15,564 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Sociology, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#555 of 1,689 In the United States
#612 of 1,780 In North America
#2385 of 6,939 In the World

Samford University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 4 13
1991 4 18
1992 10 24
1993 19 29
1994 7 31
1995 15 26
1996 6 35
1997 7 38
1998 15 32
1999 11 33
2000 30 58
2001 21 62
2002 19 103
2003 26 136
2004 28 129
2005 40 152
2006 22 236
2007 47 273
2008 53 367
2009 61 453
2010 52 459
2011 59 632
2012 63 681
2013 59 718
2014 62 852
2015 49 839
2016 80 804
2017 99 826
2018 90 828
2019 87 1048
2020 91 1204
2021 108 1870
2022 94 1576

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Social Work 331 366 693
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 400 439 1180
Public Policy / Administration 406 449 1242
Communications and Public Relations 450 498 1299
Gender Studies 580 634 1411
Library and Information science 558 604 1640
Law 505 554 1758
Anthropology 546 604 1766
Education Majors 583 635 1824
Political Science 520 571 1927
Classics and Ancient History 604 654 1969
Sociology 578 635 2013
History 562 616 2341
Demography 558 609 2436
Archaeology 585 645 2758
Philosophy 603 664 2820
Linguistics 587 644 2823

Medicine rankings

Samford University ranked 516th for Medicine in the United States and 2404th in the World with 1,155 publications made and 14,965 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Nursing, Health Science, Pharmacology.

Medicine ranking Location
#516 of 1,495 In the United States
#565 of 1,578 In North America
#2404 of 6,552 In the World

Samford University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 10 67
1991 5 72
1992 11 69
1993 10 84
1994 7 72
1995 3 66
1996 2 73
1997 7 75
1998 15 84
1999 7 57
2000 11 82
2001 15 78
2002 19 99
2003 16 137
2004 18 146
2005 24 141
2006 12 209
2007 21 226
2008 26 287
2009 31 312
2010 31 333
2011 36 380
2012 45 448
2013 43 507
2014 50 531
2015 40 582
2016 60 603
2017 72 618
2018 76 634
2019 69 770
2020 91 1052
2021 109 1705
2022 87 1622

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Social Work 331 366 693
Family medicine 267 293 924
Health Science 381 413 1129
Nursing 408 448 1372
Pharmacy 259 291 1373
Critical Care Nursing 331 359 1374
Healthcare Management (MHA) 428 470 1466
Sports Medicine 405 449 1553
Pharmacology 322 356 1669
Psychiatry 438 481 1710
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 496 543 1712
Physical Therapy 437 481 1762
Anesthesiology 389 426 1768
Gerontology 540 589 1850
Cardiology 375 415 1854
Clinical Psychology 672 731 2161
Pathology 433 477 2221
Surgery 522 567 2364
Public Health 565 616 2424
Oncology and Cancer research 491 533 2777
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 570 618 2870
Anatomy and Physiology 597 650 2872
Immunology 563 609 3048

Biology rankings

Samford University ranked 592nd for Biology in the United States and 3240th in the World with 1,018 publications made and 14,438 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Paleontology, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#592 of 1,528 In the United States
#646 of 1,613 In North America
#3240 of 6,663 In the World

Samford University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 4 87
1991 7 90
1992 9 91
1993 12 114
1994 8 96
1995 6 82
1996 3 93
1997 5 105
1998 10 110
1999 8 97
2000 11 117
2001 10 124
2002 12 154
2003 11 170
2004 17 243
2005 14 194
2006 12 263
2007 22 268
2008 20 332
2009 33 373
2010 28 371
2011 36 444
2012 49 489
2013 43 556
2014 43 626
2015 40 565
2016 57 625
2017 62 653
2018 66 634
2019 63 775
2020 66 960
2021 85 1532
2022 70 1427

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Pharmacology 322 356 1669
Neuroscience 492 539 1966
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 412 453 2087
Oncology and Cancer research 491 533 2777
Genetics 534 585 2855
Biochemistry 521 571 2973
Immunology 563 609 3048
Paleontology 697 757 3531
Botany 718 782 3811

Psychology rankings

Samford University ranked 539th for Psychology in the United States and 2058th in the World with 834 publications made and 14,555 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Social Psychology, Neuroscience, Education Majors, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#539 of 1,455 In the United States
#591 of 1,538 In North America
#2058 of 6,353 In the World

Samford University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 5 54
1991 3 39
1992 4 43
1993 6 51
1994 2 51
1995 5 34
1996 3 49
1997 3 46
1998 9 49
1999 5 33
2000 11 55
2001 5 64
2002 12 70
2003 11 99
2004 17 113
2005 23 120
2006 12 176
2007 24 195
2008 24 277
2009 27 291
2010 23 331
2011 23 409
2012 39 466
2013 38 502
2014 37 578
2015 30 575
2016 47 592
2017 57 597
2018 53 565
2019 49 734
2020 55 910
2021 64 1372
2022 68 1282

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Social Work 331 366 693
Psychiatry 438 481 1710
Child Psychology 605 660 1771
Education Majors 583 635 1824
Social Psychology 575 631 1904
Neuroscience 492 539 1966
Clinical Psychology 672 731 2161

Computer Science rankings

Samford University ranked 623rd for Computer Science in the United States and 3154th in the World with 717 publications made and 12,575 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cyber Security.

Computer Science ranking Location
#623 of 1,496 In the United States
#681 of 1,581 In North America
#3154 of 6,597 In the World

Samford University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 1 52
1991 0 43
1992 5 48
1993 4 46
1994 3 48
1995 5 41
1996 2 44
1997 5 47
1998 6 48
1999 6 27
2000 13 51
2001 10 59
2002 8 65
2003 10 87
2004 17 98
2005 17 105
2006 10 138
2007 17 162
2008 20 248
2009 22 263
2010 19 288
2011 27 379
2012 31 401
2013 43 428
2014 30 557
2015 33 471
2016 41 532
2017 40 496
2018 46 520
2019 40 696
2020 42 786
2021 53 1266
2022 53 1121

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Library and Information science 558 604 1640
Neuroscience 492 539 1966
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 412 453 2087
Cyber Security 613 674 3274
Computer Networking 639 701 3434
Machine Learning 678 741 3826
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 732 797 3860

Chemistry rankings

Samford University ranked 568th for Chemistry in the United States and 3396th in the World with 664 publications made and 10,283 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy, Materials Science.

Chemistry ranking Location
#568 of 1,357 In the United States
#621 of 1,436 In North America
#3396 of 6,327 In the World

Samford University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 4 76
1991 5 75
1992 5 75
1993 5 92
1994 7 80
1995 7 75
1996 1 76
1997 6 81
1998 7 99
1999 6 81
2000 7 103
2001 7 102
2002 8 117
2003 11 143
2004 8 201
2005 11 147
2006 10 190
2007 11 201
2008 16 235
2009 16 275
2010 20 271
2011 23 282
2012 22 298
2013 39 361
2014 26 404
2015 29 361
2016 42 410
2017 41 433
2018 35 415
2019 38 487
2020 42 606
2021 41 834
2022 47 795

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Pharmacy 259 291 1373
Biochemistry 521 571 2973
Organic Chemistry 748 809 4215
Materials Science 769 831 4468

Environmental Science rankings

Samford University ranked 679th for Environmental Science in the United States and 3608th in the World with 648 publications made and 7,820 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Paleontology, Ecology.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#679 of 1,534 In the United States
#742 of 1,622 In North America
#3608 of 6,683 In the World

Samford University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 1 35
1991 3 34
1992 1 47
1993 7 44
1994 4 50
1995 6 44
1996 2 41
1997 1 54
1998 8 55
1999 7 54
2000 14 63
2001 6 76
2002 7 108
2003 6 115
2004 10 154
2005 16 133
2006 13 207
2007 20 167
2008 20 238
2009 27 293
2010 23 257
2011 29 379
2012 26 353
2013 30 395
2014 21 473
2015 25 447
2016 35 433
2017 41 479
2018 34 476
2019 42 536
2020 36 647
2021 56 1040
2022 33 823

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Geography and Cartography 642 704 3351
Paleontology 697 757 3531
Geology 740 806 3876
Ecology 751 816 3992

Business rankings

Samford University ranked 492nd for Business in the United States and 2185th in the World with 589 publications made and 8,222 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, Advertising, Accounting.

Business ranking Location
#492 of 1,267 In the United States
#540 of 1,346 In North America
#2185 of 6,002 In the World

Samford University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 2 2
1991 1 6
1992 4 7
1993 6 6
1994 2 7
1995 5 7
1996 2 5
1997 2 10
1998 6 5
1999 8 9
2000 24 18
2001 8 24
2002 2 36
2003 9 45
2004 8 67
2005 14 77
2006 6 119
2007 15 153
2008 24 206
2009 30 276
2010 24 264
2011 25 386
2012 29 399
2013 25 428
2014 20 536
2015 21 474
2016 37 447
2017 30 430
2018 38 435
2019 31 546
2020 33 599
2021 41 923
2022 38 680

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Public Policy / Administration 406 449 1242
Advertising 425 464 1383
Marketing 387 429 1624
Accounting 455 497 1631
Finance 502 553 2280
Management 507 560 2428

Economics rankings

Samford University ranked 540th for Economics in the United States and 2201st in the World with 525 publications made and 5,920 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

Economics ranking Location
#540 of 1,255 In the United States
#593 of 1,334 In North America
#2201 of 5,789 In the World

Samford University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 1 3
1991 1 1
1992 3 5
1993 9 3
1994 2 10
1995 3 4
1996 0 4
1997 1 6
1998 9 6
1999 6 10
2000 13 19
2001 6 23
2002 5 44
2003 3 45
2004 8 41
2005 16 52
2006 6 74
2007 20 94
2008 20 115
2009 19 158
2010 16 161
2011 23 210
2012 21 242
2013 22 289
2014 21 340
2015 19 297
2016 33 311
2017 35 323
2018 31 297
2019 31 391
2020 35 436
2021 32 709
2022 42 561

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Development Studies 520 568 1875
Finance 502 553 2280
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 575 629 2941

Physics rankings

Samford University ranked 708th for Physics in the United States and 3870th in the World with 489 publications made and 5,726 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Acoustical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Physics ranking Location
#708 of 1,426 In the United States
#769 of 1,508 In North America
#3870 of 6,484 In the World

Samford University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 1 11
1991 1 12
1992 3 18
1993 8 9
1994 4 17
1995 5 16
1996 3 16
1997 3 24
1998 1 15
1999 2 10
2000 9 25
2001 3 27
2002 2 32
2003 5 48
2004 7 68
2005 8 54
2006 5 75
2007 15 88
2008 12 114
2009 14 142
2010 17 168
2011 18 195
2012 22 190
2013 31 215
2014 25 247
2015 19 273
2016 36 295
2017 34 284
2018 23 270
2019 25 335
2020 29 411
2021 35 634
2022 32 526

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 669 729 3240
Acoustical Engineering 679 741 3540
Quantum and Particle physics 694 754 3793
Optical Engineering 818 881 4437
Materials Science 769 831 4468

Engineering rankings

Samford University ranked 687th for Engineering in the United States and 3943rd in the World with 488 publications made and 8,288 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Acoustical Engineering, Computer Networking.

Engineering ranking Location
#687 of 1,447 In the United States
#748 of 1,531 In North America
#3943 of 6,555 In the World

Samford University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 0 12
1991 1 12
1992 3 14
1993 7 10
1994 4 18
1995 6 17
1996 2 17
1997 4 20
1998 5 19
1999 4 19
2000 11 29
2001 5 37
2002 1 46
2003 7 65
2004 8 95
2005 4 69
2006 4 100
2007 10 88
2008 14 139
2009 17 155
2010 16 174
2011 18 234
2012 20 230
2013 35 235
2014 22 304
2015 25 297
2016 29 318
2017 30 259
2018 21 324
2019 22 368
2020 31 446
2021 37 698
2022 35 601

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Computer Networking 639 701 3434
Acoustical Engineering 679 741 3540
Mechanical Engineering 632 691 3579
Metallurgical Engineering 728 785 4360
Optical Engineering 818 881 4437
Materials Science 769 831 4468

Mathematics rankings

Samford University ranked 700th for Mathematics in the United States and 3449th in the World with 457 publications made and 4,920 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

Mathematics ranking Location
#700 of 1,305 In the United States
#760 of 1,383 In North America
#3449 of 6,132 In the World

Samford University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 1 2
1991 1 6
1992 4 4
1993 5 3
1994 1 6
1995 4 5
1996 2 7
1997 2 6
1998 9 6
1999 2 14
2000 6 14
2001 7 23
2002 5 33
2003 7 43
2004 8 46
2005 7 53
2006 5 76
2007 14 91
2008 16 129
2009 8 168
2010 13 182
2011 17 221
2012 17 221
2013 22 252
2014 22 352
2015 13 329
2016 25 304
2017 30 285
2018 39 298
2019 26 394
2020 30 424
2021 37 755
2022 39 662

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Math Teachers 698 757 2159
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 575 629 2941
Statistics 671 732 3475

Art & Design rankings

Samford University ranked 624th for Art & Design in the United States and 2509th in the World with 229 publications made and 1,885 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Fashion Design.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#624 of 1,236 In the United States
#685 of 1,317 In North America
#2509 of 5,426 In the World

Samford University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 0 2
1991 0 0
1992 2 3
1993 4 1
1994 2 1
1995 2 1
1996 1 4
1997 1 3
1998 2 0
1999 3 2
2000 3 2
2001 4 10
2002 2 16
2003 5 21
2004 3 19
2005 7 20
2006 3 34
2007 10 33
2008 14 42
2009 11 63
2010 8 54
2011 8 76
2012 11 98
2013 8 92
2014 6 112
2015 7 106
2016 8 97
2017 14 100
2018 14 111
2019 10 141
2020 13 146
2021 19 256
2022 12 182

The following table provides academic rankings for Samford University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield United States ranking North America ranking World rank
Literature 600 659 2284
Fashion Design 680 743 3053