Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University, also known as CBU, is a degree-granting institution located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The university was established on November 19, 1871 by the members of De La Salle Christian Brothers. The campus is spread across an area of 75 acres. CBU offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. CBU is organized into the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Sciences

CBU's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They are members of the Division II and the Gulf South Conference. The men's sports teams are nicknamed as the Buccaneers and the women's teams are known as the Lady Buccaneers.

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Christian Brothers University
650 E Parkway S
Memphis , TN 38104
General Phone: (901) 321-3000

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Christian Brothers Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management132business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching79education, educational administration
Therapy and Counseling50psychology, psychology courses
Liberal Arts41area and Cultural studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, history
Engineering40chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Science34biology, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy and religious studies

Number of programs and degrees for Christian Brothers in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26025
Master's degree1244

Christian Brothers Student Body

In 2007-2008, Christian Brothers had a total enrollment of 1,874 students (1,707 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 34%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 27%
20-21 20%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Christian Brothers Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Christian Brothers Room and Board (2007)

Christian Brothers offers campus housing for 542 of its 1,707 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Memphis, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Christian Brothers Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470610
SAT Math480620
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT25%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Christian Brothers Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,600
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,600
Room and board $ 6,050
Room charge $ 2,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,350
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 520

Financial Aid:
Christian Brothers participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 348200)

Christian Brothers Faculty

Christian Brothers has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$63,46913$52,327
Associate professoracademic year17$56,5347$53,994
Assistant professoracademic year18$43,40410$38,209
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year64$55,98432$47,509

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Christian Brothers Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Gulf South Conference
Baseball Gulf South Conference
Track Gulf South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports314374

Christian Brothers Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Mechanical Engineering

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics, General

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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