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We Are CBU

EDUCATING MINDS. TOUCHING HEARTS. REMEMBERING THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

ABOUT CBU

Christian Brothers University is a four-year, private university founded on the heritage of Lasallian education in Memphis, TN. While large enough to provide educational opportunities in the arts, business, education, engineering and sciences, the university is small enough to keep its student/faculty ratio to 13:1. Our student body is full of diverse cultures, faiths, and interests. The University welcomes students into an educational community of faith and service that is committed to academic excellence.

Average Class Size

14

First college in the City of Memphis
(est. 1871)

1

Percent of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid

97

Ranked in America's top colleges by Forbes magazine

20

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Academic Programs

CBU is consistently rated one of the best Universities in the Southeast and in the nation. We are recognized for our academic excellence, engaged faculty and caring environment. Of course, the most valuable recognition comes in the form of feedback from our own students who continue to praise their CBU education for the quality of their professors, the great career prospects it provides and the low levels of debt with which they graduate.

A Culture of Excellence

Education at the university level extends far beyond academics. It is measured by more than test scores, grades, and degrees; it's also measured in relationships, life lessons, and personal growth. Coming to the university setting is all about developing the whole person. CBU is committed to the mental, social, spiritual, and professional growth of each student. Our programs and services are designed to assist you through the various aspects of your own life journey.

"The events that come to campus offer opportunities to do things that I would not normally get to do. I've met a best-selling author. I've listened to professors from other parts of the country. CBU offers events all year round that inspire, interest, and challenge you."

Becky Waufford

Class of 2016

"I wanted to experience life on my own at a small school. I try to do a lot, and I think that's what they encourage here at CBU. Most students on campus are involved in one way or another. It's a great way to feel a part of a community."

Nathan Sampson

Class of 2015

"The faculty and staff really care about us as students. My advisor and my professors are genuinely interested in my future, and they show it by the time and attention they are willing to give me - both inside and outside of class."

Taylor Flake

Class of 2017

"The campus life here at CBU is very positive and active. It is awesome how easy it is to get involved at CBU and become a part of the campus community. Here, everyone knows your name by, like, the third month of school."

Payton Powers

Class of 2016

News at CBU

  • Billingsley Joins CBU as Vice President for Advancement Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
    MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce that Mark Billingsley has joined the University’s executive leadership team as its newest Vice President for Advancem...
  • CBU Receives State Grant to Support Student Veterans Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
    MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of 13 colleges and universities in Tennessee that will receive additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members...
  • CBU Appoints New Director of Nursing Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
    MEMPHIS — Dr. Jennifer Hitt has been appointed as director of the Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University (CBU). The director is responsible for overseeing CBU’s RN to BSN pro...

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