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IPEDS ID: 220862
OPE ID: 00350900
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University of Memphis
Southern Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38152
General information:  (901) 678-2000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  21,059 (17,073 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty913509
Research and public service371
Total graduate assistants-945
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,350$1,375$1,395$1,4151.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,330$8,498$8,716$8,9763.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,325$8,575$8,716$8,9763.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$21,816$22,813$23,535$24,1902.8%
Off Campus$21,811$22,890$23,535$24,1902.8%
Off Campus with Family$13,486$14,315$14,819$15,2142.7%
On Campus$36,528$37,525$38,247$35,902-6.1%
Off Campus$36,523$37,602$38,247$35,902-6.1%
Off Campus with Family$28,198$29,027$29,531$26,926-8.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$8,298
In-state fees$1,569
Out-of-state tuition$17,082
Out-of-state fees$1,569
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,03597%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,96494%$18,832,742$9,589
Federal grants1,02749%$5,162,576$5,027
Pell grants1,01749%$4,713,982$4,635
Other federal grants28013%$448,594$1,602
State/local government grant or scholarships1,64179%$8,433,774$5,139
Institutional grants or scholarships82840%$5,236,392$6,324
Student loan aid1,09853%$6,133,568$5,586
Federal student loans1,09252%$5,835,739$5,344
Other student loans342%$297,829$8,760
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid113,09476%$88,483,914$6,758
Pell grants8,05747%$33,108,687$4,109
Federal student loans10,66662%$80,742,750$7,570
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$11,237$12,060$12,369
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$9,081$9,352$9,894
$30,001 – $48,000$11,166$11,875$11,441
$48,001 – $75,000$14,582$14,857$15,196
$75,001 – $110,000$15,655$16,236$16,641
$110,001 and more$15,731$16,384$16,764
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment21,059
Undergraduate enrollment17,073
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,454
Graduate enrollment3,986
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 36%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 73%
25 and over: 27%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 87%
Out-of-state: 12%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 50%
Part-time: 50%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 22%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants11,3114,6626,649
Percent admitted47%48%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%45%44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading450570
SAT Math450560
SAT Writing440560
ACT Composite1925
ACT English2026
ACT Math1724
ACT Writing49
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 49%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 44%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 40%
8-year: 46%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 41%
Female: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 25%
Asian: 44%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
White: 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 56%
Non-resident alien: 29%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-7--
Environmental Design/Architecture10---
Category total1011--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies6d--4
Women's Studies---5
Category total6d--9
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8044-
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-3--
Category total8074-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General106d169d12-
Business/Managerial Economics16---
Finance, General50---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management29---
International Business/Trade/Commerce2911--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management22---
Management Information Systems, General55d---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General80d---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---6d
Selling Skills and Sales Operations1---
Category total536d227d126d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies70d36-
Category total138d17d6-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science2314d4-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-2d-22d
Information Technology---2
Information Technology Project Management---1
Category total2316d425d
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor---1d
Community College Education---3d
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-441-
Curriculum and Instruction-155d12-
Education, General---11
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---0d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1d7-
Educational/Instructional Technology---12d
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--7d-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching138---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching28---
Special Education and Teaching, General114---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-0d--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels25---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---3d
Urban Education and Leadership---3
Category total305200d27d33d
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1682-
Civil Engineering, General218--
Computer Engineering, General14---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1821-2d
Engineering, General--6-
Mechanical Engineering397--
Category total1084482d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General385-5
Category total385-5
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-9--
English Language and Literature, General81d29d6-
Category total81d38d6-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Consumer Economics-0--
Category total-0--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General41---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-13--
Category total4113--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-272-
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist-14--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---1d
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-17--
Public Health, General-17d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse224d106d--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor---1
Category total224d181d82d
History, General59d13d5-
Category total59d13d5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration113d16d--
Category total113d16d--
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--130-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies34d30d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies150d22d--
Category total184d52d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General34126-
Category total34126-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science---1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other355d---
Museology/Museum Studies---14
Category total355d--15
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science8736--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management43---
Category total13036--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total15d74-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3193-
Geology/Earth Science, General1275-
Physics, General79--
Category total50258-
Counseling Psychology--12-
Educational Psychology-6d03
Psychology, General169d1413-
School Psychology-4--
Category total169d24d253
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-23--
Social Work6626--
Category total6649--
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)---6d
Economics, General1210--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---4
International Relations and Affairs16---
Political Science and Government, General444--
Category total131d30-10d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation108--
Art/Art Studies, General376--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General146--
Interior Design8---
Music, General171772
Music, Other9---
Category total953772
Grand total2,9911,060260112
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
  • The University of Memphis has a Veterans Resource Center with services and programs designed to assist and support students who have served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, whether during wartime or peace.
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 59
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $7,154
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,875
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined10379
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1927 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics4/1/1978 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1996 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1980 - 12/31/2009Resigned
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1965 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1972 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs8/4/1988 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/17/1989 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/14/2014 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs1/22/1973 - 5/1/2002Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs1/22/1973 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology5/1/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1991 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/28/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/15/2005 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1969 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1990 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession655
Drug law violations15912
Liquor law violations200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession311
Drug law violations1157
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault530
Motor vehicle theft535
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault310
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate9.8%12.4%12.1%
Number in default573629538
Number in repayment5,8165,0684,434
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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