Meharry Medical College

Overview of Meharry Medical College

Meharry Medical College is found in NASHVILLE, TN. NASHVILLE is a large city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its United Methodist identity. Meharry Medical College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.

Areas of Study

Meharry Medical College has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. The school is known for its programs in medicine.

Meharry Medical College Selectivity

Admission to Meharry Medical College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Students numbered 752 in 2007-2008 at Meharry Medical College. The school has a large minority student population.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Meharry Medical College exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences; placing special emphasis on providing opportunities to people of color and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high quality health services; and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities."

More complete details are provided below.

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Meharry Medical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine152dentistry, medicine, public health
Science7biological and biomedical sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Meharry Medical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree71
First-professional degree1412
Master's degree111

Meharry Medical College Student Body

Meharry Medical College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Meharry Medical College had a total enrollment of 752 students (100 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 11%
First Professional 89%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 7%
Black 81%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 2%
22-24 30%
25-29 49%
30-34 14%
35-39 4%
40-49 2%

Meharry Medical College Room and Board (2007)

Meharry Medical College offers campus housing for 213 of its 100 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Nashville, 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.

Meharry Medical College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Meharry Medical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 5,715

Financial Aid:
Meharry Medical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 350600)

Meharry Medical College Faculty

Meharry Medical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Meharry Medical College Degree Programs (2007)

Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

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Meharry Medical College Highlights

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What Sets Meharry Medical College Apart:

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