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Christian Brothers University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Christian Brothers University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Christian Brothers University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Christian Brothers University was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Christian Brothers is ranked #841 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Christian Brothers also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Christian Brothers?

Acceptance Rate

Christian Brothers University has an acceptance rate of 53%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Christian Brothers.

Average Test Scores

Christian Brothers received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Christian Brothers University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Christian Brothers University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Christian Brothers University is about average at 13 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Christian Brothers University is 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Christian Brothers University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Christian Brothers University has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Christian Brothers have a four-year graduation rate of 33%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Christian Brothers University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Christian Brothers

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,736 undergraduates at Christian Brothers with 1,442 being full-time and 294 being part-time.

Christian Brothers Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 92.80 out of 100, Christian Brothers is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.80 out of 100
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How Much Does Christian Brothers University Cost?

The overall average net price of Christian Brothers is $10,829. 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 Christian Brothers

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,929 $9,864 $10,758 $11,562 $13,882

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 Christian Brothers, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Christian Brothers, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,762 a year. That adds up to $31,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Christian Brothers is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Christian Brothers Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Christian Brothers make about $44,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Christian Brothers graduates since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Christian Brothers University make the most money.

Location of Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Christian Brothers University

Contact details for Christian Brothers are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 650 East Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901-321-3000

Christian Brothers University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Christian Brothers University. Of these students, 372 received undergraduate degrees and 156 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
Business Administration & Management 49 $34,100
General Psychology 29 NA
Natural Sciences 27 $23,300
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 22 NA
Mechanical Engineering 20 NA
General Biology 20 NA
General Business/Commerce 18 NA
Engineering-Related Fields 17 NA
Accounting 15 NA
Nursing 12 $68,900

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

Online Learning at Christian Brothers

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 357 students took at least one online class at Christian Brothers University. This is a decrease from the 404 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 357 35
2016-2017 404 22
2015-2016 387 21
2014-2015 330 14
2013-2014 80 5

Learn more about online learning at Christian Brothers University.

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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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