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University of Memphis

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According to the school, The University of Memphis was founded in 1912 by the Tennessee legislature and is one of only two doctoral research-extensive public universities in the state and is designated as ‘community engaged’ by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.\r\n\r\nHome to over 21,000 students from all 50 states and 100 foreign countries, the University of Memphis strives to provide a close community for its students through its Learning Communities, Emerging Leaders Program, Honors Program, residence life, and 140 student organizations.\r\n\r\nOur students are National Merit finalists, Goldwater Scholars, Emerging Leaders, Honors students, and Merck Research scholars. They have won national competitions in robotics/artificial intelligence, music, journalism, investment challenges, moot court, architecture, and mathematics. Our student athletes compete in the classroom as well as the field of athletic competition in 18 different NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports. Men’s basketball has enjoyed a 20-year tradition of excellence, including repeated trips to the NCAA tournament and appearances in the famed Final Four.\r\n\r\nThe U of M is comprised of five undergraduate colleges: arts & sciences, business, education, communication and fine arts, engineering, and the University College, as well as a graduate school, law school, nursing school, school of public health, and a school of audiology and speech-language pathology. The University offers 15 bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, master’s degrees in more than 45 subjects, and doctoral degrees in 21 disciplines, in addition to the juris doctor (law) and specialist in education degrees.\r\n\r\nOur academic programs enable our students to compete at the highest level offering world-recognized programs in education, psychology, philosophy, audiology and speech-language pathology, earthquake science, biomedical engineering, and discrete mathematics, among others. The Loewenberg School of Nursing has a longstanding 100% first-time passage rate for state licensure, and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law graduates have the overall highest first-time bar exam passage of any law school in the State of Tennessee. \r\n\r\nOur faculty in the College of Communication and Fine Arts has received Grammy Awards, Peabody Awards, and CINE Eagle Awards. Within that College, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is the only one in the Southeast region to offer a doctorate in music.\r\n\r\nThe University’s Fogelman College of Business and Economics is in the forefront of international business education, and the College of Education is the 8th largest in the nation. Other notable initiatives of the U of M are the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, a gift from the world-renowned late hotelier, and the FedEx Institute of Technology, a one-of-a-kind partnership with FedEx Corporation. The University is closely connected to the community via internships and research conducted in conjunction with area businesses and industries. These partnerships provide students unique educational and career opportunities and generate knowledge to inform the University’s community, governmental, business and industrial partners.\r\n\r\nThe University’s academic and research efforts are closely tied to societal needs, including, groundbreaking strides in the training of teachers for urban classrooms, and ongoing research into educational policy, community health and health care, addictions, economics, housing, regional planning, environmental sustainability, groundwater, earthquakes, cybersecurity, bio-hazards, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and public safety, among others.\r\n\r\nThe University is dedicated to lifelong learning, and to making higher education accessible to as many people as possible. Toward that end, it makes significant use of online courses and offers classes at off-site community locations and satellite campuses in West Tennessee.

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered:
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 21,424
Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $6,458
Out of State Tuition $19,178
Books and Supplies $1,200
Students with Financial aid:** 95%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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