Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Tel: (901)572-2468
1,101 students
Private not-for-profit
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences provides quality education in a Christian atmosphere to prepare health care professionals for diverse practice environments. As a learning community, our focus is on preparing health care professionals in nursing and allied health for the diverse practice environment of the twenty-first century. Learning takes place not just in the classroom setting, but in some of the finest medical facilities available. Our curriculum includes both general and health studies as well as major-specific coursework in order to prepare competent and caring health care professionals. Students tell us that they value our small classes, availability of faculty and staff, our Christian atmosphere, and our emphasis on clinical education.
School Highlights:
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences serves 1,101 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is one of 10 community colleges within Shelby County, TN.
The nearest community college is Southwest Tennessee Community College (0.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
College Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 64 staff
61 staff
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,101 has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,101 students 1,296 students
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
21:1
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 485 students
814 students
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 616 students
1,040 students
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
5%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
21%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
38%
15%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Black (2006-2013)
% White
58%
51%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Unknown (2006-2013)
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.52 0.68
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $12,480 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,480 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $12,480 $5,660
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,480 $10,250
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 132 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
89%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 46%
81%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 81
66
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 24
20
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 25
19
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 22
19
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT Math (2006-2013)
ACT Writing 10
8
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT Writing (2012-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Memphis private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,283 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Memphis community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Memphis is Southwest Tennessee Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.