Le Moyne Owen College

Le Moyne Owen College

LeMoyne-Owen College, LOC, traces its roots to the LeMoyne Normal and Commercial School which was founded in 1862. This institute became a 4-year college in 1930, and eventually came to be known as LeMoyne College. Owen College was established in 1947 as the S. A. Owen Junior College. LOC was officially created in 1968 when LeMoyne College merged with Owen College. This historically black college is situated in Memphis, Tennessee.

LeMoyne-Owen College grants the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. These degree programs are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Business and Economic Development
  • Division of Education
  • Division of Fine Arts and Humanities
  • Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The sports teams of LeMoyne-Owen College are nicknamed the Magicians. LOC is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Students participate in sports like baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, cross country, softball, and volleyball.

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Le Moyne-Owen College
807 Walker Ave
Memphis , TN 38126-6595
General Phone: (901) 435-1500

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Le Moyne-Owen College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management29business management
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts15English, humanities, social services, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching11special ed, early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching
Science10biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work7social work
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Art Studies1art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Le Moyne-Owen College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10021

Le Moyne-Owen College Student Body

Le Moyne-Owen College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Le Moyne-Owen College had a total enrollment of 592 students (567 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 0%
Black 99%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 18%
20-21 17%
22-24 25%
25-29 15%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


Le Moyne-Owen College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 43 %
Part-Time 100 %

Le Moyne-Owen College Room and Board (2007)

Le Moyne-Owen College offers campus housing for 144 of its 567 (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 offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Le Moyne-Owen College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1218
ACT Math1417
ACT Composite1418

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Le Moyne-Owen College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,298
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,298
Room and board $ 4,852
Room charge $ 2,542
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,310
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 750

Financial Aid:
Le Moyne-Owen College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 350100)

Le Moyne-Owen College Faculty

Le Moyne-Owen College 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
Professorcalendar year2*2*
Associate professorcalendar year2*3$44,000
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$50,1788$45,369

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*3$48,169
Associate professoracademic year7$39,0454$41,652
Assistant professoracademic year12$35,7302*
Instructoracademic year1*7$31,898
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year22$37,11317$37,788

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

Le Moyne-Owen College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports31518

Le Moyne-Owen College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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