University of Memphis

The University of Memphis is a public university in Memphis, Tennessee. With about 21,000 students it is the largest university in Memphis. The university is known for its research and teaching in the fields of Egyptology, earthquake research, journalism and public relations, as well as nursing and law.


The University of Memphis was founded on September 10, 1912 as West Tennessee State Normal School. In 1941 she was renamed Memphis State University. 1959, the first African-American students were admitted to the program. It was given its present name in 1994.



  • School of Audiology and Speech - Language Pathology
  • Engineering ( Herff College of Engineering )
  • Communication Sciences and Fine Arts
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Education
  • Law ( Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law )
  • Economics ( Fogelman College of Business and Economics )
  • University College
  • Graduate School

Research institutes

  • FedEx Institute of Technology
  • Center for Earthquake Research and Information
  • Institute of Intelligent Systems
  • Advanced Distributed Learning Workforce Co -Lab


The sports teams of the University of Memphis, the Tigers. The University is a member of the American Athletic Conference since 2013.

Famous people

  • Michael Jeter - Actor
  • Derrick Rose - NBA Basketball Players
  • Dan Schneider - Film Producer
  • Bill Wallace - Mixed Martial Arts Fighter