About the University of Memphis
It doesn't take long to see what people love about the University of Memphis. This is a university filled with joy. You can hear it in the roar of Tiger fans at every game. You notice it in the warm smiles you pass on campus. You can feel it when our students get recognized nationally for their successes. And you see it when another UofM discovery happens in our research labs.
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What you learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower you to make a difference in life and throughout your career. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. With 26 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence, the school is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
Why do prospective students choose Memphis?
Find out why more than 20,000 students choose the University of Memphis as their college home each year.
It's a vibe thing
One visit and prospective students are hooked. We have so much going for us at the University of Memphis, to be honest, our campus sells itself. Our internship program is among the nations Top 10. That's because the entire city of Memphis doubles as a classroom. When you come to college here, you'll make real-world contributions in Fortune 500 offices, art galleries, community programs and research labs all across the Memphis area.
It's a value thing
The UofM also happens to be one of the most affordable, large public colleges located smack-dab in the middle of one of the nation's coolest cities. We're also a major research university where ingenuity is just a given. Your diploma from the UofM will have the prestige employers are looking for, without a gigantic price tag.
University of Memphis Strategic Plan: Defining Our Future
The University of Memphis will be recognized as one of America's great metropolitan research universities, noted for its comprehensive, innovative academic programs and for capitalizing on its urban setting and region to address the challenges of our global society.
The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.
- Increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates for all students.
- Continue to incorporate innovation and technology into instruction to enhance student success across all domains.
- Increase research and scholarly/creative activity, along with external funding.
- Grow and advance entrepreneurial and commercialization activity.
- Employ appropriate support to enhance the academic experience for students through coaching, mentoring, tutoring and advising.
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