Southern College Of Optometry

Overview of Southern College Of Optometry

Southern College of Optometry is located in Memphis, TN (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution.

Areas of Study

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

Southern College of Optometry Selectivity

Southern College of Optometry does not offer open admission.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"To educate men and women in the art and science of optometry."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Southern College of Optometry

Southern College of Optometry
1245 Madison Ave
Memphis , TN 38104-2211
General Phone: (901) 722-3200

Southern College of Optometry Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]

Number of programs and degrees for Southern College of Optometry in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
First-professional degree1201

Southern College of Optometry Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southern College of Optometry had a total enrollment of 480 students.

Students By Class:

Group Percent
First Professional 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 25%
25-29 64%
30-34 8%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Southern College of Optometry Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(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.

Southern College of Optometry Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancenot required

Southern College of Optometry Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Southern College of Optometry participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 351700)

Southern College of Optometry Faculty

Southern College of Optometry has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2719

Southern College of Optometry Degree Programs (2007)

Optometry (OD)

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Southern College of Optometry Highlights

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