Southern College of Optometry

country rank  1566
world rank  5276

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University Overview

Founded in 1932, Southern College of Optometry is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Memphis (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Tennessee. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Southern College of Optometry (SCO) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Southern College of Optometry (SCO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SCO also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SCO
Founded 1932
Motto Lux et Veritas
Light and Truth

University Location

Address 1245 Madison Avenue
Memphis
38104-2211 Tennessee
United States
Tel +1 (901) 722 3200
Fax +1 (901) 722 3279

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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students
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International
students
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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office

(901) 722 3225

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
2000 Classification Other separate health profession schools
Size & Setting Exclusively graduate/professional institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively graduate
Undergraduate Profile Not classified (Exclusively Graduate) institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)
Graduate Instructional Program Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Southern College of Optometry's Library
Southern College of Optometry's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 11,759 physical volumes, 368 physical media and 15 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1967


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Optometric Association (AOA), Accreditation Council on Optometric Education


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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