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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
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
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.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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