University of Memphis Institutional Mission Profile

The University of Memphis (UofM) is a comprehensive, internationally recognized, urban public research university preparing students for success in a diverse, innovative and global environment. Student success, service, innovation, knowledge discovery and dissemination, commitment to an inclusive academy, collaboration and accountability are core values at the University of Memphis.

The University is classified as “Carnegie R1” or "Doctoral: Very High Research Activity and Community Engaged" per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. With a focus on research and service benefitting communities locally and across the globe, we are home to nationally designated centers of excellence in cybersecurity research and education, transportation workforce development, mobile health data and five Tennessee centers of research excellence.

The UofM is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education to a diverse student body that includes members who are of all ages, racial and ethnic heritages, and economic backgrounds (including a significant proportion of students who are Pell Grant eligible), as well as veterans and first-generation college students. Academic degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral and professional levels, as well as certificate programs, are offered on the Central and Park Avenue campuses in Memphis, the Lambuth campus in Jackson and through UofM Global. The UofM awards approximately 4,700 degrees and certificates annually. Talented and innovative faculty have developed both undergraduate and graduate programs that are ranked in the top 25 nationally. Our metropolitan setting has enabled us to build a nationally recognized internship program that facilitates the placement of undergraduate and graduate students throughout the community in nonprofit and for-profit organizations that specialize in healthcare, government, transportation and logistics, music and entertainment, medical devices, banking and the arts.