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University of Memphis Overview

University of Memphis is a public institution located in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Memphis Known For?

3,088 Undergraduate Awards
$23,254 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UofM.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Memphis Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UofM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#119 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#182 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#239 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UofM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Teaching Assistants Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Teaching Assistants Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Linguistics & Comparative Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UofM has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#22 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies College Factual
#24 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#36 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#48 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#58 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#122 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is University of Memphis?

Location of University of Memphis

Contact details for UofM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2000
Website: www.memphis.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uofmemphis
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uofmemphis

How Do I Get Into UofM?

You can apply to UofM online at: www.memphis.edu/admissions/freshmen/apply_ugrd.php

Admission Requirements for UofM

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UofM?

85% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 85%, UofM may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to UofM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Memphis  ( 510 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Memphis  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800
UofM received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Memphis  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Memphis  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Memphis  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Memphis?

$23,254 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
11.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UofM is $23,254. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UofM, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,643 a year. That adds up to $22,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UofM is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of Memphis Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,066 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,378 undergraduate students at UofM, with 12,066 being full-time and 5,312 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UofM

There are also 4,307 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,066 full-time undergraduates at UofM, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UofM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Memphis students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UofM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 488
Black or African American 4,099
Hispanic or Latino 803
White 5,731
International Students 219
Other Races/Ethnicities 726

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at University of Memphis. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 83 countries are represented at UofM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at University of Memphis

3,067 Took All Classes Online
8,258 Took At Least One Class Online
8.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 24 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at UofM. In 2017-2018, 8,258 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UofM has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UofM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Memphis was 8.6%. This is the #1,416 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UofM regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UofM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 10%
Business Administration & Management 4%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Curriculum & Instruction 28%
Education 4%
English Language & Literature 7%
Finance & Financial Management 5%
General English Literature 7%
General Psychology 3%
Health & Physical Education 22%
History 30%
History 30%
Instructional Media Design 18%
Library & Information Science 86%
Library Science 86%
Management Information Systems 26%
Marketing 15%
Music 3%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 22%
Public Relations & Advertising 78%
Special Education 16%
Visual & Performing Arts 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UofM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UofM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teaching Assistants #6
Journalism #9
Philosophy #11
Ethnic Studies #16
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #20
Public Relations & Advertising #23
General English Literature #27
Political Science & Government #29
Sociology #30
History #34
History #34
Computer Science #35
Teaching English or French #36
Management Information Systems #42
Philosophy & Religious Studies #45
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #47
Public Health #56
Communication & Media Studies #61
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #61
English Language & Literature #64
Information Technology #66
Marketing #71
Instructional Media Design #83
Curriculum & Instruction #85
Communication & Journalism #92
General Psychology #96
Special Education #117
Social Sciences #118
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #122
Psychology #133
Accounting #146
Educational Administration #168
Computer & Information Sciences #220
Criminal Justice & Corrections #230
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #262
Liberal Arts General Studies #270
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #270
Nursing #310
Education #397
Business Administration & Management #477

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Memphis Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 310 3 71 0 384
Health & Physical Education 330 0 46 0 376
Business Administration & Management 147 5 155 3 310
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 239 0 0 0 239
General Psychology 171 0 16 12 199
Accounting 138 0 41 0 179
Liberal Arts General Studies 124 1 25 0 150
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 122 13 135
Social Work 62 0 62 0 124
Criminal Justice & Corrections 113 0 7 0 120
General English Literature 77 0 12 15 104
Teacher Education Grade Specific 97 0 0 0 97
Marketing 93 0 0 0 93
General Biology 78 0 11 3 92
Law 0 0 0 88 88
History 66 0 9 7 82
Finance & Financial Management 78 0 0 0 78
Management Information Systems 60 14 0 0 74
Music 46 1 20 7 74
Communication & Media Studies 58 0 9 3 70
Computer Science 50 1 7 5 63
Political Science & Government 45 6 8 0 59
Special Education 54 3 0 0 57
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 54 0 0 0 54
Fine & Studio Arts 38 0 11 0 49
Journalism 40 0 8 0 48
Mathematics 32 0 10 5 47
Sociology 38 0 9 0 47
Mechanical Engineering 39 0 6 0 45
Civil Engineering 32 0 11 0 43
Student Counseling 0 10 26 6 42
Communication Sciences 0 4 21 17 42
Chemistry 28 0 9 3 40
Public Health 0 6 28 4 38
Biomedical Engineering 35 0 2 0 37
International Business 23 0 13 0 36
Public Relations & Advertising 36 0 0 0 36
Educational Administration 0 6 11 17 34
Hospitality Management 32 0 0 0 32
Computer Information Systems 0 0 32 0 32
General Engineering Technology 28 3 1 0 32
Anthropology 26 0 4 0 30
Drama & Theater Arts 22 0 6 0 28
Geological & Earth Sciences 7 0 13 5 25
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 2 9 13 24
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 22 0 0 22
Electrical Engineering 15 0 7 0 22
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 22 0 22
Philosophy 16 0 2 3 21
Business/Managerial Economics 19 0 0 0 19
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 19 0 19
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17 1 0 0 18
Instructional Media Design 0 17 0 0 17
Ethnic Studies 13 4 0 0 17
General Education 0 16 0 0 16
Information Technology 0 14 0 0 14
Computer Engineering 14 0 0 0 14
Environmental Design 13 0 0 0 13
International Relations & National Security 13 0 0 0 13
Design & Applied Arts 12 0 0 0 12
Physics 4 0 7 0 11
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 10 0 10
Economics 6 0 3 0 9
Geography & Cartography 0 8 0 0 8
Public Administration 0 0 8 0 8
General Engineering 0 0 0 7 7
Writing Studies 0 0 7 0 7
Library & Information Science 0 7 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 0 6 0 0 6
Cognitive Science 0 6 0 0 6
General Architecture 0 0 5 0 5
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 5 0 5
Educational Assessment 0 4 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 0 4 0 4
Museum Studies 0 4 0 0 4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 3 3
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 2 0 0 2
Public Policy 0 0 0 2 2
Teaching Assistants 0 1 0 0 1
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Air Transportation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,088 177 950 241 4,456

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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