The University of Memphis was founded under the auspices of the General Education Bill, enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. Known originally as West Tennessee State Normal School, the institution opened its doors in 1912. In 1925 the name of the college changed to West Tennessee State Teachers College. The college changed names again in 1941, becoming Memphis State College. In 1950 graduate studies were initiated. In 1957 the state legislature designated Memphis State full university status. Today, the University of Memphis is one of Tennessee's three comprehensive doctoral- extensive institutions of higher learning. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting in the state's largest city, it is the flagship of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
UofM offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates, from the following colleges and schools:
- 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
- Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management
- Loewenberg College of Nursing
- School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
- School of Health Studies
- School of Public Health
- University College
UofM Global offers a large selection of fully online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in subjects such as business, education, engineering, health professions, humanities, and social sciences.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation:Not applicable
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:7,611
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