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LeMoyne-Owen College is a four-year liberal arts college that provides a transformative experience for students with a goal of preparing them for future professional endeavors. Our students become graduates–and achievers of the future. We are also a launching pad for success–no matter where a scholar is on their academic journey.

The LeMoyne-Owen College campus is located within the urban center of Memphis, Tennessee, yielding a rich cultural vibrancy to our institution. We are situated in the heart of the historic Soulsville district, where legendary artists once recorded soul classics at Stax Records. Our institution has been a part of the community since opening our doors on Walker Avenue in 1914, with a proud tradition of educating notable alumni, including doctors, lawyers, and politicians. Notably, we are also Memphis’ only historically black college with a history dating back to 1862, and are proud to be one of just over 100 such institutions remaining nation-wide.

Our lower enrollment, coupled with a one-campus academic footprint, allows for a “home away from home,” environment. Our students get to know one another–as well as College faculty and staff. Our students and faculty are also actively involved outside our campus community, through volunteer opportunities, including mentoring and student teaching. Memphis is a city that gives back both through time and treasure: the College instills this philosophy on campus.

LeMoyne-Owen College is an accredited institution through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the baccalaureate and the associate degree.