University of Memphis

University of Memphis Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Memphis, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Memphis Ranked?

2022 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 347 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is counseling psychology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UofM as #1,567 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

UofM also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Memphis.

Is It Hard to Get Into UofM?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Memphis is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 85%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to UofM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Memphis  ( 510 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Memphis  ( 500 to 600 )
UofM received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Memphis  ( 19 to 25 )

Learn more about University of Memphis admissions.

University of Memphis Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Memphis is about average at 15 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 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Memphis

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Memphis has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. 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  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UofM is 17%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

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

University of Memphis Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,378 undergraduates at UofM with 12,066 being full-time and 5,312 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Memphis Cost?

The overall average net price of UofM is $13,248. 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 +
$10,256 $12,264 $15,287 $18,061 $18,020

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 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,643 a year. That adds up to $22,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UofM is 11.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UofM Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UofM make about $37,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 6% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of University of Memphis

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: Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2000

University of Memphis Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 70 majors graduated from University of Memphis. Of these students, 3,191 received undergraduate degrees and 1,214 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 393 $28,300
Nursing 269 $58,900
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 245 $28,700
General Psychology 179 $24,600
Business Administration & Management 144 $36,200
Accounting 135 $41,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 116 $29,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 112 $34,000
Marketing 105 $35,700
General Biology 93 $26,200

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

Online Learning at UofM

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 2018-2019, 9,456 students took at least one online class at University of Memphis. This is an increase from the 8,258 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 9,456 3,341
2017-2018 8,258 3,067
2016-2017 7,476 2,591
2015-2016 7,374 2,319
2013-2014 6,496 2,223

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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