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Best Colleges in Memphis

Elvis Sang with a Smile for a Reason

Heart and Soul of Tennessee

Memphis has deep roots and an even deeper arts scene. Home to legendary musicians and comfortable Southern living, this Tennessee town is also home to 18 colleges and universities. Memphis has one of the most diverse campuses in the U.S. for both undergraduate and post-grad education and attracts students from all walks of life. Private universities are also available in Memphis, along with one campus, most recently ranked as a Top 25 school for alternative education.

Outside of college life, the city inspired an award-winning Broadway show and produced Undefeated, an academy award-winning documentary. Memphis is known for its high quality of life, impressive affordability, and plenty of avenues to make friends. Whether you're a music history fan or just wish to eat one of Elvis' famous peanut butter and banana sandwiches, Memphis promises a good time.

*U.S. News and World Report *Newsweek magazine *Wikipedia, "Universities and Colleges in Memphis" *www.memphistn.gov

Best Four Year Universities in Memphis

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Rhodes College Memphis, TN

Rhodes College offers 75 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 569 students graduated with students earning 547 Bachelor's degrees, and 22 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
2 University of Memphis Memphis, TN

University of Memphis offers 202 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 4,521 students graduated with students earning 3,145 Bachelor's degrees, 978 Master's degrees, 267 Doctoral degrees, and 131 Certificates degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
3 Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN

Christian Brothers University offers 98 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 487 students graduated with students earning 261 Bachelor's degrees, 226 Master's degrees.

4 Memphis College of Art Memphis, TN

Memphis College of Art offers 7 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 77 students graduated with students earning 54 Bachelor's degrees, and 23 Master's degrees.

5 Visible Music College Memphis, TN

Visible Music College offers 3 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 17 students graduated with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees.

6 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis, TN

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences offers 12 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 209 students graduated with students earning 208 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

7 Le Moyne-Owen College Memphis, TN

Le Moyne-Owen College offers 27 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 148 students graduated with students earning 148 Bachelor's degrees.

8 Remington College-Memphis Campus Memphis, TN

Remington College-Memphis Campus offers 17 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 429 students graduated with students earning 338 Certificates degrees, 71 Associate's degrees, and 20 Bachelor's degrees.

9 Mid-South Christian College Memphis, TN

Mid-South Christian College offers 15 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 13 students graduated with students earning 13 Bachelor's degrees.

10 Victory University Memphis, TN

Victory University offers 0 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city.

Best Community Colleges in Memphis

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN

Southwest Tennessee Community College offers 85 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,294 students graduated with students earning 785 Associate's degrees, and 509 Certificates degrees.

2 Concorde Career College-Memphis Memphis, TN

Concorde Career College-Memphis offers 30 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 1,066 students graduated with students earning 864 Certificates degrees, and 202 Associate's degrees.

3 Vatterott College-Dividend Memphis, TN

Vatterott College-Dividend offers 11 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 451 students graduated with students earning 278 Associate's degrees, and 173 Certificates degrees.

4 William Moore College of Technology Memphis, TN

William Moore College of Technology offers 10 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 135 students graduated with students earning 104 Certificates degrees, and 31 Associate's degrees.

5 Vatterott College-Appling Farms Memphis, TN

Vatterott College-Appling Farms offers 7 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 250 students graduated with students earning 142 Associate's degrees, and 108 Certificates degrees.

6 Anthem Career College-Memphis Memphis, TN

Anthem Career College-Memphis offers 0 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Rhodes College Rhodes College Memphis, TN
5/5
11 : 1 2,063
University of Memphis University of Memphis Memphis, TN
3/5
20 : 1 20,585
Christian Brothers University Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN
5/5
15 : 1 1,842
Memphis College of Art Memphis College of Art Memphis, TN
5/5
7 : 1 410
Visible Music College Visible Music College Memphis, TN
4/5
7 : 1 109
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis, TN
3/5
17 : 1 1,079
Le Moyne-Owen College Le Moyne-Owen College Memphis, TN
3/5
13 : 1 945
Southwest Tennessee Community College Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
2/5
31 : 1 9,135
Remington College-Memphis Campus Remington College-Memphis Campus Memphis, TN
3/5
20 : 1 724
Concorde Career College-Memphis Concorde Career College-Memphis Memphis, TN 29 : 1 1,258
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis Memphis, TN 20 : 1 894
University Logo The University of Tennessee-Health Science Center Memphis, TN 3 : 1 3,075
University Logo Memphis Institute of Barbering Memphis, TN 16 : 1 141
University Logo Mid-South Christian College Memphis, TN
2/5
4 : 1 22
Vatterott College-Dividend Vatterott College-Dividend Memphis, TN
3/5
39 : 1 701
William Moore College of Technology William Moore College of Technology Memphis, TN
2/5
21 : 1 269
University Logo Empire Beauty School-E Memphis Memphis, TN 18 : 1 139
University Logo Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology-Stage Road Memphis, TN 14 : 1 82
University Logo Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology-Shelby Drive Memphis, TN 23 : 1 89
Vatterott College-Appling Farms Vatterott College-Appling Farms Memphis, TN
3/5
27 : 1 322
University Logo The Hair Design School-S Memphis Memphis, TN 25 : 1 124
University Logo The Hair Design School-N Memphis Memphis, TN 23 : 1 68
University Logo The Center for Cosmetology Education Memphis, TN 17 : 1 34
University Logo Gould's Academy Memphis, TN 12 : 1 81
Southern College of Optometry Southern College of Optometry Memphis, TN 10 : 1 528
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