Entities

University of Memphis

University of Memphis

Nickname
UofM
Entity Type
Location
Founding Date
1912

The University of Memphis is a doctoral-granting metropolitan research university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. It focuses on the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, in engaged scholarship to the nation, and in the preparation of a diverse student population for successful careers and meaningful participation in a global society.

  • The university boasts strong research and a basketball program on the rise. 
  • There are research programs in more than 30 areas, including in artificial intelligence, smart cities, and cybersecurity at the FedEx Institute of Technology
  • The Memphis Tigers’ basketball team is among college basketball’s best, bringing in the top recruiting class for the 2019-2020 season. 
  • In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Memphis among the top 10 in the country for student internship placements.
  • It is lauded as one of the top 13 for its teacher preparation programs. 
  • Its graduate programs in audiology, speech-language pathology, and rehabilitation counseling are consistently ranked among the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News.