#10 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Tennessee

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Student Population
Christian Brothers University overview
Location Memphis, Tennessee
Online cbu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Christian Brothers University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, Christian Brothers University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 4,325 prospective students applied, and 2,160 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 282 enrolled in the school.  1,455 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 463 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $33,900 plus fees of $980. CBU is ranked 472 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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CBU is rated within the top 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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ACT 21/27
Weighted GPA 3.78
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Christian Brothers University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,288
Other Fees$980
Room and Board $9,417
Budget for Other Expenses$3,190
Total One Year Cost$48,775

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$50,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Christian Brothers University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 39%
Psychology 18%
Engineering 9%
Physical Sciences 9%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219833 IPEDS survey data for Christian Brothers University.

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