University of Memphis

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,352
2022 Average Net Price
$13,873
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.53%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.6%
15,767 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
21,917
62.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
48.3%
1,276 Graduates

About

University of Memphis is a higher education institution located in Shelby County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Memphis were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (375 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (296 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (235 degrees).

In 2022, 4,862 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Memphis. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,352 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1,473 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Memphis is $8,352, which is $−21,798 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Memphis is $8,352, which is $−21,798 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,873.

In 2022, 84% of undergraduate students attending University of Memphis received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,352
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Memphis was $8,352. The cost of tuition at University of Memphis is $−21,798 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$13,873
2022 Value
2.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Memphis had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,873. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Memphis grew by 2.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,354
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Memphis was of $9,354 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.07% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at University of Memphis received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.2% with respect to 2021, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.53%
2019 Default Rate
186
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Memphis was 3.53%, which represents 186 out of the 5269 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Memphis received 15,767 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.71% annual growth. Out of those 15,767 applicants, 14,916 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.6% acceptance rate.

There were 21,917 students enrolled at University of Memphis in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Memphis has an overall enrollment yield of 16.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
14,916
Accepted Out of 15,767

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Memphis was 94.6% (14,916 admissions from 15,767 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 95.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.71%, while admissions grew by 5.03%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
62
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at University of Memphis in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Memphis had a total enrollment of 21,917 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Memphis is 13,643 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,274. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at University of Memphis are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Memphis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41% White, 34% Black or African American, 7.95% Hispanic or Latino, 4.49% Asian, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0183% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Memphis in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (25%), followed by White Female (22.4%) and White Male (18.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.2%), followed by White Male (13%) and Black or African American Female (9.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Memphis in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,917 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Memphis is 13,643 and the part-time enrollment is 8,274. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at University of Memphis are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Memphis was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Memphis had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,980 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    7,450 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,743 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Memphis is 41% White, 34% Black or African American, 7.95% Hispanic or Latino, 4.49% Asian, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.233% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0183% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 297 students (1.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,352 more women than men received degrees from University of Memphis. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Memphis is white (2,352 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1473 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Memphis is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (375 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (296 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (235 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Memphis, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (494 degrees awarded), English (122 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (245 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Memphis are Elementary & middle school teachers (219,429 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,750 people), Other managers (160,689 people), Secondary school teachers (143,876 people), and Postsecondary teachers (121,178 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Memphis in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (494 degrees awarded), English (122 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (245 degrees), History (59 degrees), and Legal (121 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Memphis are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Memphis are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (494 degrees awarded), English (122 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (245 degrees), History (59 degrees), and Legal (121 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Memphis are Elementary & secondary schools (517,521 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (280,073 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (201,708 people), Legal services (168,001 people), and Computer Systems Design (130,585 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Memphis are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (494 degrees awarded), English (122 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (245 degrees), History (59 degrees), and Legal (121 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Memphis.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 375 degrees awarded
  2. 296 degrees awarded
  3. 235 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Memphis was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 375 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,755
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,107
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,755 degrees were awarded to men at University of Memphis, which is 0.565 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,107).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 165 degrees were awarded to men at University of Memphis in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 161 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 349 degrees were awarded to men at University of Memphis in Registered Nursing, which is 9.18 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from University of Memphis completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Memphis is Female and Asian (76.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.18% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,352 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,473 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    274 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Memphis is white (2,352 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1473 degrees).

1.4% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,428 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    1,096 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    924 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Memphis is white female (1,428 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (1096 degrees).

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Operations

University of Memphis has an endowment valued at nearly $255M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.77%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Memphis had a total salary expenditure of 478M. University of Memphis employs 248 Assistant professors, 239 Associate professors and 206 Instructors. Most academics at University of Memphis are Female Assistant professor (138), Male Professor (133), and Male Associate professor (127).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Memphis are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 448 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 260 employees, and Service with 205 employees.

Endowment

$255M
2022 Endowment
10.1%
decline from 2021

University of Memphis has an endowment valued at about $255M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Memphis declined 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $118M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $31.5M - Federal
  2. $4.41M - State
  3. $9.32M - Local

As of 2022, University of Memphis received $31.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.41M from state grants and contracts, and $9.32M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$207M
2022 Salaries
2.59%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Memphis paid a median of $207M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($478M) and a 2.59% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$76.2M
Instructional Salaries
896
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Memphis paid a total of $76.2M to 896 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
248 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
448 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Memphis were Assistant professor with 248 employees, Associate professor with 239 employees, and Instructor with 206 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Memphis were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 448 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 260 employees, and Service with 205 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Memphis was Female Assistant professor with 138 employees, Male Professor with 133 employees, and Male Associate professor with 127 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Memphis.

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