University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152
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The University of Memphis is a public institution in Memphis, Tennessee. It is also part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. There are ten campuses in this system, including the Memphis campus. The University of Memphis was established in 1912 as the West Tennessee Normal School. It became the Memphis State College in 1941 and achieved university status in 1957. The campus is about five miles east of the downtown area in the University District. It also covers 1,160 acres throughout the downtown area. The Park Avenue campus is located just south of the main campus, while the Downtown Law School Campus is next to the financial and administrative center of the city.

The University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing offers five different nursing programs. These options include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN programs. The university also offers two paths for registered nurses, including the accelerated BSN and accelerated MSN programs. The traditional BSN program is a 2.5-year program after students complete their prerequisite courses. For those who already have a bachelor’s degree with a non-nursing major, the accelerated program can be completed in four semesters. With the MSN program, students may choose between three specialty tracks.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students21,521
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 45 249
Master's degree 10 104
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1927 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1980 - 12/31/2009
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1230
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Considered but not required

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$320/credit
In State Students$320/credit
Out of State Students$488/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$503/credit
In State Students$503/credit
Out of State Students$488/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $14,400 $14,400 $21,960
ADN 70 $22,400 $22,400 $34,160
BSN 125 $40,000 $40,000 $61,000
FNP 50 $25,150 $25,150 $24,400
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of University of Memphis's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $4,705
Other Federal Grant 7% $1,717
State Grant & Scholarships 73% $4,630
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 39% $5,794
Federal Student Loans 58% $5,437
Private Loans 2% $10,349


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,753
$30,001 to $48,000$12,666
$48,001 to $75,000$15,995
$75,001 to $110,000$17,934
Over $110,000$17,719

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
University of Memphis
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Memphis, TN 38152

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