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Rhodes College Description:

Rhodes college is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The college occupies a 100-acre park-like campus located near downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Students come from 44 states and 9 countries. With a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 13, Rhodes College offers its students lots of personal attention. Students can choose from 32 majors, and the college's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, Rhodes College competes in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,927 (1,915 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,092
  • Books: $1,125 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,504
  • Other Expenses: $2,619
  • Total Cost: $51,340

Rhodes College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 48%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,516
    • Loans: $5,786

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 80%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Rhodes College Vision Statement:

vision statement from the official Rhodes College website: http://www.rhodes.edu

"Rhodes College aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We will achieve our aspiration through four strategic imperatives:

  • Student Access
    To attract and retain a talented, diverse student body and engage these students in a challenging, inclusive and culturally-broadening college experience.
  • Student Learning
    To ensure our faculty and staff have the talent, the time and the resources to inspire and involve our students in meaningful study, research and service.
  • Student Engagement
    To enhance student opportunities for learning in Memphis.
  • Student Inspiration
    To provide a residential place of learning that inspires integrity and high achievement through its beauty, its emphasis on values, its Presbyterian history, and its heritage as a leader in the liberal arts and sciences."
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