University Of Memphis

University Of Memphis

The University of Memphis, also known as 'U of M', is a public research university located in the Normal Station neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, United States. It was founded in the year 1912. University of Memphis is the flagship public research university of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through diverse areas of study. The schools and colleges under this university include the:

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Education
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics
  • Graduate School
  • Herff College of Engineering
  • Loewenberg School of Nursing
  • School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • University College

U of M's athletic teams are nicknamed the Tigers. The university is a Division I member of the NCAA and a member of Conference USA.

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Contacting University of Memphis

University of Memphis
Memphis , TN 38152
General Phone: (901) 678-2000

University of Memphis Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts863African-American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, Romance languages, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, museum studies, ...
Business and Management652business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS, marketing, sales ...
Education and Teaching496education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, community college education, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, teacher ed, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine213registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Therapy and Counseling188psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Media172mass communication, journalism
Science150biology, bacteriology, biomathematics, chemistry, geology, geophysics, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy105sports and fitness management, exercise science, clinical nutritionist
Engineering96engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Music88music, various music studies
Security and Law Enforcement75criminal justice and administration
Art Studies61art studies
Family and Social Work58consumer economics, public administration, social work
Engineering Technician39engineering technology, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, computer engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering32computer science, computer security, computer services management, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy25philosophy
Medical Support and Technology22audiology, audiology and speech pathology
Hospitality21hotel management
Drama and Performing Arts19drama
Fine Arts15art history and criticism
Medical Administration14health care facilities management
Architecture and Planning13urban planning, environmental design
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree87051
Bachelor's degree2,43257
Postbaccalaureate certificate169
Doctor's degree10723
Post-master's certificate121
First-professional degree1261

University of Memphis Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Memphis had a total enrollment of 20,379 students (16,201 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 35%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 16%
20-21 19%
22-24 22%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown1%

University of Memphis Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 60 %

University of Memphis Room and Board (2007)

University of Memphis offers campus housing for 2,391 of its 16,201 (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.

University of Memphis Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460620
SAT Math460580
SAT Writing460570
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Memphis Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,128
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,714
Room and board $ 7,014
Room charge $ 3,480
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,100
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 4,213

Financial Aid:
University of Memphis participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 350900)

University of Memphis Faculty

University of Memphis 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 year18$155,3595$84,805
Associate professorcalendar year6$80,14213$76,366
Assistant professorcalendar year2*13$60,027
Instructorcalendar year5$51,6717$51,912
No academic rankcalendar year0*5$36,675
All faculty totalcalendar year31$118,03643$63,811

*: 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 year180$99,49244$92,839
Associate professoracademic year144$73,64587$65,205
Assistant professoracademic year108$60,572119$58,940
Instructoracademic year43$40,24852$41,202
Lectureracademic year1*2*
No academic rankacademic year2*18$45,710
All faculty totalacademic year478$77,205322$61,523

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

University of Memphis Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Conference USA
Basketball Conference USA
Baseball Conference USA
Track Conference USA

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3869107

University of Memphis Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Community College Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Consumer Economics
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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Top 13%University of Memphis Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 16%University of Memphis Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in media
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Top 17%University of Memphis % of degrees in media
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Female % of student body
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Top 19%University of Memphis Female % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 19%University of Memphis Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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