University of Memphis

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School Overview

The University of Memphis is a public research university located in Memphis, Tennessee. Also known as the U of M, it is the flagship school of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The 1,100-acre campus is located in the University District area of Memphis, about five miles east of the city center.

General Information

Admission Office

101 Wilder Tower

Memphis, TN 38152

(901) 678-2111

(800) 669-2678

Fax: (901) 678-3053



Contact: Gloria Moore

Associate Director of Admissions
Main Address

Memphis, TN 38152

(901) 678-2000

www.memphis.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 15,813

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,989

Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,116

Graduate enrollment: 3,990

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,802 $6,128 $6,458 $6,780 +4.99%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,100 $1,200 $1,300 +8.33%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,433 $7,014 $7,350 $8,005 +8.91%
Other $3,973 $4,213 $4,401 $4,489 +2.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,433 $7,655 $8,002 $8,162 +2.00%
Other $3,973 $4,213 $4,401 $4,489 +2.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $17,208 $18,455 $19,409 $20,574 +6.00%
In-state Off Campus $17,208 $19,096 $20,061 $20,731 +3.34%
In-state with Family $6,802 $7,228 $7,658 $8,080 +5.51%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,570
In-state Student Fees $1,218
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $16,704
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,218

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,890 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,740 88% $12,659,123 $7,275
• Federal grants 764 39% $2,964,286 $3,880
• Pell grants 764 39% $2,786,367 $3,647
• Other federal grants 366 18% $177,919 $486
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,468 74% $6,785,605 $4,622
Institutional scholarships or grants 583 29% $2,909,232 $4,990
Student loan financial aid 839 42% $4,692,859 $5,593
• Federal student loans 835 42% $4,423,722 $5,298
• Other student loans 32 2% $269,137 $8,411

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2611 797 251 51
Architecture and Related Services 11 7
Architecture 1
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 6
Environmental Design/architecture 11
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 9 1 5
Black/african-american Studies 9
Women’s Studies 1 5
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 96 10 6
Biology and Biological Sciences 96 7 6
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 3
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 533 165 16
Accounting 89 32
Business Administration and Management 95 120 16
Business/managerial Economics 23
Finance 98
Hotel/motel Administration/management 20
International Business 33 13
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 23
Management Information Systems 54
Marketing/marketing Management 94
Sales and Sales Operations 4
Communication and Journalism Studies 147 12 3
Journalism 59 7
Mass Media Studies 88 5 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 14 14 1 4
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 1
Computer Science 14 10 1
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 4
Information Technology 3
Education 190 214 30 30
Community College Education 7
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 46 5
Curriculum and Instruction 155 7
General Education 13
Educational Leadership, Management and Administration 11 6
Educational and Instructional Technology 3
Higher Education Teaching and Administration 12
Physical Education/coaching Teacher Education 9
Special Education Teacher Education 14
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Other 2
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 167
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 7
Engineering 59 30 8
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 8 7 1
Civil Engineering 11 11
Computer Engineering 2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 18 10
Engineering 7
Mechanical Engineering 20 2
Engineering Technology 18
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 8
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 6
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 4
English Language and Literature/letters 100 39 6
Creative Writing 11
English Language and Literature 100 28 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 48 8
Foreign Languages and Literatures 48
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 162 97 9 2
Audiology/audiologist 8
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 18 1
Clinical Nutrition/nutritionist 10
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 2
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management 17
Public Health 4
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 162 48
History 58 11 7
History 58 11 7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 72 7
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 72 7
Human Services 39 15
Public Administration 15
Social Work 39
Legal Studies 127
Law 127
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 194 25
General Studies 36 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 158 12
Mathematics and Statistics 24 8 5
Mathematics 24 8 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 300 8
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 300
Museology/museum Studies 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 86 28
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 45 28
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 41
Physical Sciences 30 18 8
Chemistry 26 8 7
Geology/earth Science 2 2 1
Physics 2 8
Psychology 159 31 18
Counseling Psychology 6
Educational Psychology 2
Psychology 159 23 10
School Psychology 8
Social Sciences 139 22 2
Anthropology 26 10
Economics 3 2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 2
Geography 8
International Relations and Affairs 19
Political Science and Government 40 5
Sociology 43 5
Visual and Performing Arts 123 32 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3 7
Art/art Studies 60 8
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 11 5
Music 29 12 7
Music, Other 20
Work and Family Studies 3
Consumer Economics 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Environmental Design B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music, Other B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hotel/Motel Management B
International Business B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B
Resort Management B
Sales and Distribution B
Sales/Selling Skills B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Elementary Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Computer Engineering B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Memphis Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(901) 678-2000
Website:www.memphis.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.memphis.edu/admissions/freshmen/apply_ugrd.php
Address:Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:21,301
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:13,927 (65% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,125
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,837
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,759

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Memphis Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Memphis.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services12
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1122
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2931
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1221
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services4121
Education8444
Engineering1542
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields111
English Language and Literature/Letters121
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs2153
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities122
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Physical Sciences332
Psychology1133
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences264
Visual and Performing Arts1641
Grand total29545224

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Memphis.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services141
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs121
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Education531
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Health Professions and Related Programs112
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities121
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology111
Social Sciences11
Grand total1317141

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Memphis and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,125
Out-of-state$20,837
Books and supplies$1,415

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,463
Out-of-state$19,247

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,97296%
Grant or scholarship aid1,90793%$8,759
Student loan aid1,10854%$5,427

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid12,84977%$6,732
Federal student loans9,77158%$7,236

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Memphis. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Memphis students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants21,3918,59412,797
Percent admitted100%57%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%15%12%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Memphis Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment21,301
Undergraduate enrollment17,183
Graduate enrollment4,118

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Memphis Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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