Colleges & Universities


University of Memphis
The University of Memphis is a public, state supported, research-oriented university with Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Programs and Degrees. There are approximately 930 professors and 21,000 students. Among many of the outstanding programs, The University of Memphis is known for its hospitality program.

Rhodes College 
A private, liberal arts college run by the Presbyterian Church. It serves mostly undergraduate students in small classes. There are approximately 1,800 students enrolled at Rhodes College. With about 30 different majors and departments, some of the remarkable programs offered at Rhodes include: Economics, Business Administration, Biology, Political Science, English and International Studies.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is a private college operated by Baptist Memorial Healthcare. It offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing with specialties in Radiologic Technology, Health Care Management and Nuclear Medicine.

Christian Brothers University
Christian Brothers University is the oldest college in Memphis. It originated as a community college and has evolved into a huge institution that offers Bachelor and Master degrees. The following schools make up Christian Brothers University:  School of Arts, School of Business, School of Engineering and the School of Sciences. 

Memphis College of Art
Memphis College of Art is a small private college offering Bachelors and Masters degree in teaching, art, and design. It has approximately 450 students, 350 undergraduate and 100 Masters students.  The campus is conveniently located near the Brooks Art Museum.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is a public, state school offering post Bachelor Level courses. It is a part of the statewide, multi-campus, University of Tennessee System. It consists of the College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the College of Graduate Health Sciences, the College of Health Professions, the College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy. 

Southern College of Optometry
Southern College of Optometry (SCO) educates Graduate level students in “cutting edge” Optometry.  Outside of the classroom students learn and practice optometry at the SCO Eye Center under supervision of the SCO Faculty.  More than 60,000 patient encounters are recorded each year at The Eye Center.  Southern College of Optometry ranks as one of the nation’s leading institutions of optometric education.

Southwest Tennessee Community College
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a public state school. It is one of the largest state supported two-year colleges in Tennessee. Southwest offers 100-plus programs of study that lead to as many as 27 university transfer and career associate degrees, and more than 20 technical certificates.

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