Facts at a Glance

Dr. Bill Hardgrave

1912 as West Tennessee State Normal School

Operating Budget
$478 million

Enrollment (for Fall 2023)
Total 21,736

Approximately 2,500 employees including more than 1,000 full-time faculty


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