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Memphis Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Memphis Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Memphis, Tennessee

There are at least 25 colleges in Memphis, listed and described below. These schools represent 39,735 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 31,742 full-time students, and a reported 4,803 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Memphis and Southwest Tennessee Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of Tennessee Colleges.

Colleges in Memphis with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
1003 Monroe Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

  • Programs: registered nursing, radiographer, health care administration, nuclear medical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, respiratory care tech, radiation therapist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 925 students, 867 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 100 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Christian Brothers University
650 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: educational administration, psychology, marketing, business, business management, finance, accounting, psychology courses
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,874 students, 1,707 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 542 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-610. Math: 480-620.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Concorde Career College Memphis
5100 Poplar Avenue Suite 132
Memphis, TN 38137-0132

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, home health aide, dental assistant, medical office management, respiratory care tech, pharmacy tech, surgical tech, massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 1,101 students, 771 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Crichton College
255 N Highland
Memphis, TN 38111-1375

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: non-profit management, elementary school teaching, education, bible studies, psychology, middle school teaching, business management, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,007 students, 898 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 176 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 400-420. Math: 395-425. Writing: 410-411.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Last Minute Cuts School of Barbering and Cosmetology
2195 S Third St
Memphis, TN 38109

  • Programs: barber, cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, hair styling
  • Student Body: 65 students, 180 full-time equivalent.

Le Moyne-Owen College
807 Walker Ave
Memphis, TN 38126-6595

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and safety, biology, social work, special ed, music, computer science, sociology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 592 students, 567 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 144 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104-2764

  • Programs: fine arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 341 students, 350 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 165 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-630. Math: 460-570. Writing: 450-610.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Memphis Theological Seminary
168 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104-4395

  • Programs: ministry, religion, theological and ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 278 students, 106 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 40 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Rhodes College
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: biology, psychology, business management, history, political science, English, economics, international relations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,697 students, 1,698 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,245 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 580-680. Math: 580-670. Writing: 580-680.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Southern College of Optometry
1245 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104-2211

  • Programs: optometry
  • Degrees/Certificates: First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 480 students.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Southwest Tennessee Community College
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, accounting technology, radiation therapist, administrative assistant, business, MIS
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 10,617 students, 7,737 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Math: 375-515.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: interdisciplinary studies, business management, registered nursing, teacher ed, curriculum and instruction, general studies, psychology, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 20,379 students, 16,201 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,391 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-620. Math: 460-580. Writing: 460-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Memphis Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Plaza Beauty School
4682 Spottswood Ave
Memphis, TN 38117-4822

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 171 students, 200 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Southern Institute of Cosmetology
3099 S Perkins
Memphis, TN 38118-3239

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 72 students, 88 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology Stage Road Memphis
7041 Stage Road, Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38133

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 101 students, 157 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology East Shelby Drive Memphis
7020 E Shelby Dr Ste 104
Memphis, TN 38125

  • Programs: make-up artist, cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 90 students, 142 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis
550 Alabama Ave
Memphis, TN 38105-3604

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: aircraft powerplant tech, truck and bus driver, licensed practical nurse, cosmetology, industrial electronics tech, barber, dental assistant, nursing assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 857 students, 840 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

The Beauty Institute-Memphis
568 Colonial Road
Memphis, TN 38111

  • Programs: cosmetology, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 210 students, 211 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

William Moore College of Technology
1200 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104-7240

  • Programs: HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance tech, welding, computer repair, machinist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 170 students, 92 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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