• 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 Health Sciences University serves 890 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 890 students
  • Private-state tuition: $10,412
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Baptist Health Sciences University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 152 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
Baptist Health Sciences University
(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
152 staff
81 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Baptist Health Sciences University has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Baptist Health Sciences University diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
890 students
890 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
367 students
638 students
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# Part-Time Students
523 students
1,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
830 students
406 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
360 students
638 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
7 students
8 students
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TN All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
511 students
1,612 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
12 students
12 students
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TN All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
195 students
195 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
33%
15%
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% White
60%
73%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.53
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
7.11%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.59%
0.37%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$54,800
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $10,412 is less than the state average of $13,551. The private state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$10,412
$13,551
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
96%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$31,193
$11,730
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,250
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Acceptance Rate
69%
83%
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SAT Reading
n/a
415
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Total Avg.
72
58
ACT Composite
24
20
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ACT English
25
19
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ACT Math
23
19
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ACT Writing (Year 2013)
10
10
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Baptist Health Sciences University cost?

Baptist Health Sciences University's private state tuition is approximately $10,412.

What is the acceptance rate of Baptist Health Sciences University?

The acceptance rate of Baptist Health Sciences University is 69%, which is lower than the state average of 83%.

What is Baptist Health Sciences University's ranking?

Baptist Health Sciences University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 890 students
  • Private-state tuition: $10,412
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 40%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Shelby County, TN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Shelby County, TN is William R Moore College of Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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