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University of Memphis Data & Information Overview

459 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
95% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Memphis Ranked?

#748 Best Colleges in Nation
#9 Best Colleges in TN
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Memphis was awarded 459 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences & humanities.

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Overall Quality

UofM landed the #748 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UofM held the #821 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 45 colleges in Tennessee, UofM is ranked at #9.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UofM?

95% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Memphis is 95%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into UofM is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

UofM received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Learn more about University of Memphis admissions.

University of Memphis Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
69% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Memphis is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Memphis is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Memphis

72% Freshmen Retention
28% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Memphis is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UofM this rate is 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Memphis.

University of Memphis Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,063 Full-Time Undergraduates
50.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,383 undergraduates at UofM with 12,063 being full-time and 5,320 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Memphis Cost?

$13,904 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
$22,120 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UofM is $13,904. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UofM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,084 $11,948 $16,825 $18,622 $18,634

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UofM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UofM, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,530 a year. That adds up to $22,120 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UofM is 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do UofM Graduates Make?

$43,699 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UofM with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,699 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at University of Memphis make the most money.

Location of University of Memphis

Tennessee State
12,063 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
University of Memphis is a public institution located in Memphis, Tennessee. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for UofM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Alumni Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2000

University of Memphis Majors

68 Majors With Completions
3,249 Undergraduate Degrees
1,168 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 68 majors graduated from University of Memphis. Of these students, 3,249 received undergraduate degrees and 1,168 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 492 $26,543
Nursing 304 $59,957
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 288 $31,356
General Psychology 180 $25,026
Accounting 134 $44,101
Business Administration & Management 133 $44,779
Criminal Justice & Corrections 105 $31,715
Finance & Financial Management 91 $42,738
General English Literature 75 $22,179
General Biology 74 $27,276

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Memphis along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UofM

58% Take At Least One Class Online
24% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 12,566 students took at least one online class at University of Memphis. This is an increase from the 11,963 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 12,566 5,204
2019-2020 11,963 4,573
2018-2019 9,456 3,341
2017-2018 8,258 3,067
2016-2017 7,476 2,591

Learn more about online learning at University of Memphis.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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