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 6 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 stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,170 students631 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:130:1
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# Full-Time Students526 students369 students
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# Part-Time Students644 students262 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-113
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
34%
17%
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% White
60%
74%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.520.42
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$54,800$29,400
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$30,000$12,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$12,750$6,297
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Acceptance Rate54%74%
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ACT Total Avg.7257
ACT Composite2419
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ACT English2519
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ACT Math2319
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ACT Writing1010
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,573 per year for in-state students and $14,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,844 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.