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

Rhodes College
Memphis, TN

Rhodes College offers 43 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 511 students graduated with students earning 492 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.

Christian Brothers University offers 86 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 424 students graduated with students earning 275 Bachelor's degrees, 140 Master's degrees, and 9 Associate's degrees.

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Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences offers 13 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 240 students graduated with students earning 235 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Associate's degrees.

Visible Music College
Memphis, TN

Visible Music College offers 19 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 27 students graduated with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Certificates, and 3 Master's degrees.

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

University of Memphis offers 239 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4,346 students graduated with students earning 2,978 Bachelor's degrees, 950 Master's degrees, 241 Doctoral degrees, and 177 Certificates.

Mid-South Christian College offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1 students graduated with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis, TN

Le Moyne-Owen College offers 31 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 140 students graduated with students earning 136 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.

Memphis College of Art offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 67 students graduated with students earning 56 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.

Remington College-Memphis Campus offers 16 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 254 students graduated with students earning 170 Certificates, 80 Associate's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers 48 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,067 students graduated with students earning 620 Doctoral degrees, 228 Bachelor's degrees, 199 Master's degrees, and 20 Certificates.

Best Community Colleges in Memphis

Concorde Career College-Memphis offers 20 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 802 students graduated with students earning 599 Certificates, and 203 Associate's degrees.

William Moore College of Technology offers 19 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 99 students graduated with students earning 83 Certificates, and 16 Associate's degrees.

Southwest Tennessee Community College offers 46 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,057 students graduated with students earning 841 Associate's degrees, and 216 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Memphis

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Rhodes College Logo Rhodes College Memphis, TN
5/5
11 : 1 2,010
Christian Brothers University Logo Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN
5/5
18 : 1 1,968
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Logo Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis, TN
3/5
14 : 1 989
Visible Music College Logo Visible Music College Memphis, TN
4/5
24 : 1 241
University of Memphis Logo University of Memphis Memphis, TN
3/5
24 : 1 21,685
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis Logo Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis Memphis, TN     1,356
Concorde Career College-Memphis Logo Concorde Career College-Memphis Memphis, TN   37 : 1 1,312
Mid-South Christian College Logo Mid-South Christian College Memphis, TN
2/5
6 : 1 24
Vibe Barber College Logo Vibe Barber College memphis, TN     71
Le Moyne-Owen College Logo Le Moyne-Owen College Memphis, TN
3/5
19 : 1 835
Gould's Academy Logo Gould's Academy Memphis, TN     163
William Moore College of Technology Logo William Moore College of Technology Memphis, TN
3/5
19 : 1 340
Memphis College of Art Logo Memphis College of Art Memphis, TN
5/5
10 : 1 51
Remington College-Memphis Campus Logo Remington College-Memphis Campus Memphis, TN
4/5
21 : 1 656
Empire Beauty School-S Memphis Logo Empire Beauty School-S Memphis Memphis, TN     68
Empire Beauty School-E Memphis Logo Empire Beauty School-E Memphis Memphis, TN     131
Southwest Tennessee Community College Logo Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
2/5
48 : 1 9,433
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Logo The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN
3/5
10 : 1 3,252
Memphis Theological Seminary Logo Memphis Theological Seminary Memphis, TN   26 : 1 205
DeVry University-Tennessee Logo DeVry University-Tennessee Nashville, TN
4/5
23 : 1 45