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) 741-3605.
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).
97% of full-time undergraduate students receive some financial aid. Average award: $15,808
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