University of Memphis

Memphis, TN
Southern Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152

The University of Memphis, also called The U of M, is a public research university in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, The University of Memphis is the flagship institution of The Tennessee Board of Regents system. The university has an enrollment of more than 21,000 students, making it the largest university in the Tennessee Board of Regents system and the second largest in the state of Tennessee, behind the University of Tennessee. The University of Memphis is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University of Memphis has the largest number of international students of any university in Tennessee. The University of Memphis is home to the FedEx Institute of Technology, The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI), The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, The Loewenberg College of Nursing, The School of Public Health, The Herff College of Engineering, The Fogelman College of Business & Economics, The College of Communication and Fine Arts, The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, The Graduate School, The School of Continuing Education, and The University of Memphis Lambuth campus in Jackson, Tennessee.

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Type: Public, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $26,386

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $30,226

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at University of Memphis is $102095.62. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at University of Memphis. For graduates of University of Memphis, we saw an average early-career income of $52200.00 and mid-career income of $87000.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.