University of Memphis
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 LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students21,521|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1010 to 1230|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$320/credit|
|In State Students||$320/credit|
|Out of State Students||$488/credit|
|In District Students||$503/credit|
|In State Students||$503/credit|
|Out of State Students||$488/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||7%||$1,717|
|State Grant & Scholarships||73%||$4,630|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||39%||$5,794|
|Federal Student Loans||58%||$5,437|
$13,663Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.