Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN 38104


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,138
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 550 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Christian Brothers University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,387 applications and 1,247 students were granted admission. Christian Brothers University is at the #50 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 97% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 0% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
ACT22 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Christian Brothers University's tuition was $29,990 for all students regardless of residency (11.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Christian Brothers University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 37% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,784 (which is 8.7% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Christian Brothers University in 2016-2017, was 163, which is 52% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,008 (which is 1.9% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Christian Brothers University has enrolled a total of 2,138 students (1,550 students full-time and 588 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,138 students, 92 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and 1,684 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 454 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 21 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 40%

Black/African American: 28%

Non-resident alien: 10%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Hispanic: 6%

Asian: 5%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Christian Brothers University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 26% 199
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 17% 129
Education 7% 51
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 6% 48
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5% 38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 32
Psychology 4% 30
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 26 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 3% 22
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 16

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Christian Brothers University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Christian Brothers University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,200. Last year, out of the total 458 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 417 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 493 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 449 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,200 $43,900
Employment Rate 91% 91%
Total Graduates 458 493

Campus Location

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