Memphis College Of Art

Overview of Memphis College Of Art

The main campus of Memphis College of Art is in Memphis, TN (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Memphis College of Art offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school tends to concentrate its instruction in a few key disciplines. Memphis College of Art students most commonly major in a field related to fine arts.

Memphis College of Art Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007-2008, 52% of people who applied to Memphis College of Art were accepted. In 2007-2008, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 470 to 630. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007-2008 had SAT math scores of 460 or more.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 341 enrolled students.

Student Life

Memphis College of Art makes available a lot of student housing.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Memphis College of Art is a professional center of art and design education, dedicated to preparing individuals for lives of creating, problem solving, and critical thinking."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Memphis College of Art

Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Ave
Memphis , TN 38104-2764
General Phone: (901) 272-5100

Memphis College of Art Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Fine Arts52fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Memphis College of Art in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree461
Master's degree61

Memphis College of Art Student Body

In 2007-2008, Memphis College of Art had a total enrollment of 341 students (350 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 19%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 32%
20-21 25%
22-24 16%
25-29 15%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 4%

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

(International Students)1%
South Carolina1%
New York1%

Memphis College of Art Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %

Memphis College of Art Room and Board (2007)

Memphis College of Art offers campus housing for 165 of its 350 (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.

Memphis College of Art Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470630
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing450610
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT26%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required
Years of College Work Before Admittancerequired

Memphis College of Art Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,560
Room and board $ 7,600
Room charge $ 5,950
Books and supplies $ 1,600
Other expenses $ 2,840

Financial Aid:
Memphis College of Art participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 350700)

Memphis College of Art Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1213

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$58,5442*
Associate professoracademic year6$47,8015$47,578
Assistant professoracademic year2*5$43,966
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year12$48,56213$46,785

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

Memphis College of Art Degree Programs (2007)

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

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Memphis College of Art Highlights

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What Sets Memphis College of Art Apart:

% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Memphis College of Art Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Memphis College of Art Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Memphis College of Art Dorm rooms per full-time student
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Memphis College of Art Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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