Introducing one of Capture Higher Ed’s newest partners, the University of Memphis. With a highly diverse enrollment of more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students, U of M is a major public research university located in a quiet, residential neighborhood of Tennessee’s second-largest city.
With 13 colleges and schools, the university offers 17 bachelor’s degrees in more than 250 areas of study, master’s degrees in 54 subjects, doctoral degrees in 26 disciplines, a law degree, education specialist degrees in two areas, and graduate certificates in 44 study areas. It employs 2,500 people, including 930 full-time faculty, and is home to 26 Chairs of Excellence — more than any other Tennessee university — and five state-approved Centers of Excellence.
Founded in 1912, the University of Memphis originally was the West Tennessee State Normal School. According to tradition, the school colors of blue and gray were chosen in reference to the opposing armies of the Civil War and were meant to commemorate the reunification of the country after the war.
By 1925, the college was called the West Tennessee Teachers College, before changing its name again in 1941 to Memphis State College. The institution gained full university status in the late 1950s. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, the university continued to both expand its academic offerings as well as its physical campus. In 1994, it became the University of Memphis.
Today, U of M is one of Tennessee’s three comprehensive doctoral-extensive higher education institutions. The university benefits from a diverse community of researchers engaged in pioneering work. From applied to fundamental, quantitative to qualitative, conceptual to empirical, and descriptive to analytical, the institution’s faculty and student research impact the economic, societal and educational fabric of the Mid-South and the world.
Outside of the classroom, students benefit from a fun and energetic campus community made up of diverse groups. The university has 17 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I sports programs. The Tigers compete in the American Athletic Conference (AAC).
The vision of the University of Memphis is to be “an internationally recognized, urban public research university preparing students for success in a diverse, innovative, global environment” through its mission of providing “the highest quality education by focusing on research and service benefiting local and global communities.”
We are proud to welcome the University of Memphis to the Capture family of partners.