Facts at a Glance

M. David Rudd

1912 as West Tennessee State Normal School

Campus Size
1,607 acres and 239 buildings at eight sites

Operating Budget
$478 million

Enrollment (for Fall 2020)
Total 22,203

Approximately 2,500 employees including 930 full-time faculty

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships and Financial Aid (combined) for 2012-13 academic year: $219 million


The University of Memphis is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, first professional, master's, educational specialist's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Memphis.

Colleges & Schools


  • 17 bachelor's degrees in more than 250 areas of study
  • Master's degrees in 54 subjects
  • Doctoral degrees in 26 disciplines
  • Education Specialist degree in 2 areas
  • Juris Doctor (law degree)
  • Graduate certificate programs in 44 areas of study

Major Divisions

Tennessee Centers of Excellence

Intercollegiate Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball, men's
  • Basketball, women's
  • Cross Country, men's
  • Cross Country, women's
  • Football
  • Golf, men's
  • Golf, women's
  • Rifle
  • Soccer, men's
  • Soccer, women's
  • Softball
  • Tennis, men's
  • Tennis, women's
  • Track and Field, men's
  • Track and Field, women's
  • Volleyball