University of Memphis Data & Information Overview
- Admission and Acceptance
- Retention and Graduation Rates
- Student Debt
- Average Earnings
- Online Learning
How Well Is University of Memphis Ranked?
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.
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.
Is It Hard to Get Into UofM?
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.
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%.
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.
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%
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?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 +|
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.
How Much Money Do UofM Graduates Make?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.
Location of University of Memphis
Contact details for UofM are given below.
|Address:||Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152|
University of Memphis Majorsstudents 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|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||245||$28,700|
|Business Administration & Management||144||$36,200|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||116||$29,900|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||112||$34,000|
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|
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.
- National Center for Education Statistics
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
- Image Credit: By BenSherman under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.