University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152

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.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 285
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 72


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading450 to 600
SAT: Math450 to 560
SAT: Writing410 to 550
ACT Composite18 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,762
30k to 48k$11,779
48k to 75k$15,737
75k to 110k$16,895
Over 110k$16,931
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $312.00 $488.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $490.00 $488.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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McKesson Scholarships

This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas [...]

Graduate Nursing Loan-Forgiveness Program

This program is designed to encourage Tennessee residents who are registered nurses to become teachers and administrators in Tennessee nursing education programs.The applicant must be a [...]

Ruby A. Brown Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or adult student who will be or currently is enrolled at an accredited, not-for-profit nursing program. Applicant must be from one of the [...]

Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior form Booker T. Washington High School who plans to attend the University of Memphis.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing
University of Memphis
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Memphis, TN 38152

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