Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

  • 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 1,170 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 26%.
  • Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is one of 8 community colleges within Shelby County, TN.
  • The nearest community college to Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is Southwest Tennessee Community College (0.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences places among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty65 staff29 staff
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,170 students631 students
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:130:1
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students526 students369 students
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students644 students262 students
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
-113
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% Asian
2%
2%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
3%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
34%
17%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Black (2007-2016)
% White
60%
74%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
2%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.42
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$54,800$29,500
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,412 is less than the state average of $13,844. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,412$13,844
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%94%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$30,000$17,000
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$12,750$6,297
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate54%74%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg.7257
ACT Composite2419
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English2519
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math2319
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Writing1010
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences ACT Writing (2013-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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