The University of Memphis is an institution which is now presided over by Dr. Shirley C. Raines. It was founded in 1912 and it was then known as the West Tennessee State Normal School. The campus size is approximately 1,160 acres which consists of about 202 buildings at eight different sites. It has an operating budget of about $344 million and it has a local economic impact of about $1.43 billion. In the recent enrollment, the school was able to record a total of 21,424 enrollees with the breakdown of: 16,719 Undergraduate students, 3,336 masters + 952 doctoral = 4,288 Graduate students and 417 Law school students. There are about 69% full-time and 31% part-time; and there are 38% men and 62% women. Furthermore, the University of Memphis is said to be fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University of Memphis ranking is 188 among all the different school all across America. It has the following major divisions: Advancement, Business and Finance, Communications, Public Relations and Marketing, Information Technology, Intercollegiate Athletics, office of the Provost, and Student Affairs. It has also been recognized to house the different Tennessee Center of Excellence which include the Center of Applied Psychological Research (CAPR), Center of Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP), Center for Research Initiatives and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired (CRISCI), and the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology.
In academics, this university is divided into ten different academic departments. The academic departments include the following with their corresponding courses available: Colleges of Arts and Sciences- Aerospace Studies, African and African American Studies, Anthropology, Biiology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Earth Sciences, English, Health Administration, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, Judaic Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Naval Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Open Learning Fire Services Program, Public and Nonprofit Administration, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s Studies; Fogelman College of Business and Economics- Arabic, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Languages and Literature, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish; College of Communication and Fine Arts, College of Education- Architecture, Art, Art History, Communication, Communication/ Fine Arts, Dance, Interior Design, Journalism, Theatre, Applied Music, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Music History, Literature, and Appreciation, Music Industry, Music Theory and Composition, and Sacred Music; Herff College of Engineering- Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology; School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology; School of Public Health; Cecril C. Humphreys School of Law; Loewenberg School of Nursing- Nursing; and University College- Experiential Learning, Family and Consumer Science, Paralegal Studies, and University College. The University of Memphis also offers independent programs which include: Orientation Program, Transitional Academic Studies, University Honors Program, and university of Memphis Libraries. The University of Memphis online courses are also available; actually, most of the courses are readily and fully available online. On the other hand, the University of Memphis online MBA program is also readily available. The Master of Business Administration was actually designed for the different students who show their interest in advancing their skills in management by being able to enhance the different leadership abilities.
For future students, deadline for applications for admission for the summer session is on May 1, for the fall semester is on July 1, and for the spring semester is on December 1; but registration for new students usually occur at an earlier time and date. For the University of Memphis online application, it is almost identical to the application process of the on-campus students; all you have to do is to submit an application for admission and then request your high school to send your official transcript of records to the university’s office of admissions. Furthermore, for interested students who do not have enough funds to take up a degree, financial aids are offered by the university. Financial Aid varies depending on your qualifications.
The faculty and staff of this school facility have a total of approximately about 2,500 employees, 930 of which are part of the full-time faculty. The university also offers placements/ employments for all interested parties who qualify; all you have to do is to inquire at the Department of Human Resources.
The university houses the Ned R. MsWherter Library which was actually designed in order to provide a state-of-the-art access to the different information technologies available and it was designed to become fully accessible to the disabled students as well as faculty and employees. As for the athletics/ sports of the university, it offers students the chance to be a part of the different sporting events for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, rifle, soccer, tennis, and track and field; sporting events for women: basketball, cross country, golf, rifle, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. This is also the home of the Memphis Tigers. On the other hand, the University of Memphis events are updated every day in the university’s website as well as campus.
The university also offers eight residence halls which are all ready to house students who are interested to live in campus. There are also Graduate as well as Student Family Housing for both graduate students as well as for married students. Residence halls features laundry facilities, computer services, study/quiet, accessible rooms, apartments/ townhouses, single rooms, double rooms, as well as residential services.