Christian Brothers University
Christian Brothers University is a four-year, private university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The University was founded in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order.
CBU is located on a 75-acre wooded campus in midtown Memphis, Tennessee—about four miles east of downtown; near Interstates 40, 240, and 55; and close to major medical centers. The campus is at 650 East Parkway South, at the corner of Central Avenue.
Christian Brothers University is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the
bachelor's degree and master's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for
questions about the accreditation of Christian Brothers University.
CBU is authorized to operate in the state of Tennessee by
the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Parkway
Towers, Suite 1900, 404 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243, (615)
Undergraduate and graduate education programs are accredited
by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1140 19th
Street, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 223-0077. CBU is approved as a
Teacher Training Institution by the State Board of Education of the Tennessee
Department of Education, Ninth Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson
Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243-0375. A list of CBU’s approved Educator
Preparation Programs can be found at here.
The chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering
degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite
1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, (410) 347-7700.
The master’s program in Physician Assistant Studies has been
granted provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on
Education for the Physician Assistant, 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns
Creek, GA, 30097, (770) 476-1224.
The RN-to-BSN program is
accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education of the American
Association of Colleges of Nursing, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530,
Washington, DC 20036-1120. CBU is approved as a Professional Nursing School by
the Tennessee Board of Nursing, 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor,
Nashville, TN 37243, (615) 532-5166.
1,842 students (46% male, 54% female); 26 states, 21 countries; 46% minority; 10% international
While CBU is a Catholic university, 34 different faiths are represented in the student body (21% are Catholic). Religious observances are not required, but students are encouraged to practice their faith openly and actively.
100 full-time faculty. 13:1 student/faculty ratio. Average class size is 14.
Moderately residential. 67% of freshmen live on campus.
NCAA Division II, Gulf South Conference. 15 varsity sports (7 men's: basketball, baseball, soccer, cross-country, tennis, golf, track & field; 8 women's: basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, cross-country, softball, volleyball, track & field), club sports, and intramurals. Athletic team name and mascot: Buccaneers
Red and Gray (the official print color for CBU red is PANTONE 186 and gray is PANTONE 408).
Undergraduate Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology, Child Development (Education PreK-3), Cultural Studies (Licensure 4-8), Creative Writing, English, English for Corporate Communications, History, Liberal Studies (Licensure K-6), Mathematics, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Banking, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Sports Management
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
- Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Graduate Degree Programs
- Business: Master of Business Administration. Master of Accountancy
- Catholic Studies: Master of Arts in Catholic Studies
- Education: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Science in Educational Leadership
- Engineering: Master of Science in Engineering Management
- Health Programs: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- Traditional Day Undergraduate Tuition: $29,316 per year, full-time
- Professional Studies (Adult Learners) Tuition: $395 per credit hour
- RN to BSN Program (Nursing) Tuition: $420 per credit hour
97% of full-time undergraduate students receive some financial aid. Average award:
Graduate Program Tuition
- Master of Accountancy (includes books and meals): $695 per semester hour
- Master of Business Administration (includes books and meals): $695 per semester hour
- Master of Science in Engineering Management (includes books and meals): $695 per semester hour
- Master of Education: $565 per semester hour
- Master of Arts in Teaching: $565 per semester hour
- Master of Science in Educational Leadership: $565 per semester hour
- Master of Arts in Catholic Studies: $420 per semester hour
- Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, $11,300 per semester
- Ranked among the best Southern universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."
- Ranked among the top 20% of the nation’s colleges by Forbes magazine
- Honored as a "College of Distinction" (Also a "Tennessee College of Distinction" and a "Catholic College of Distinction") by
the publishers of Colleges of Distinction
- Ranked among the Top 10 Southern Universities by College Choice
- Listed in Peterson's Competitive Colleges
- Ranked among the best Southeastern colleges by the Princeton Review
- Listed in Michael Viollt's Great Colleges for the Real World