Christian Brothers University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4068 of 14,131 In the World
#1153 of 2,597 In North America
#1079 of 2,496 In the United States
#23 of 56 In Tennessee
#4 of 11 In Memphis

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
50%
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$17,830 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,548
Graduates
370
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.cbu.edu

Christian Brothers University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 50% 51% 49%
Applicants 4,325 1,700 2,625
Admissions 2,160 872 1,288
Freshmen enrolled full time 281 127 154
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

1,317 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

246 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
249 or 88%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Christian Brothers University are 21-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 619 (32%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 446 (23%)
Black or African American 425 (22%)
Hispanic 124 (6%)
Two or more races 120 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 102 (5%)
Asian 67 (4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$17,830/year
Average aid awarded
$26,539
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $9,719
$30-48K $11,036
$48-75K $12,805
$75-110K $12,834
$110K+ $13,696

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $33,900$13,078
Tuition in-state $33,900$13,078
Tuition out-of-state $33,900$13,078
Fee in-district $980$469
Fee in-state $980$469
Fee out-of-state $980$469

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 670
Combined charge for room and board $9,417

Christian Brothers University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 18 39
Natural Sciences 28
Accounting 18 6
Mechanical Engineering 24
Education, General 22
Psychology, General 21
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst 20
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 13
Finance, General 13
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 13
Computer Science 12
Engineering & Industrial Management 11
Biochemistry 10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 10
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 9
Management Information Systems, General 9
Mathematics, General 9
Packaging Science 9
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 8
Civil Engineering, General 7
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 7
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 6
Business & Commerce, General 4 1
Business & Corporate Communications, General 5
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 5
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 3
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 5
Chemistry, General 4
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation 4
International Business & Trade & Commerce 4
Nursing Practice 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 4
Applied Psychology 3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 3
Fine & Studio Arts, General 3
General Studies 3
History, General 3
Information Technology 3
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 3
Public Health, General 3
Biomedical Sciences, General 2
Chemical Engineering 2
Computer Engineering, General 2
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 2
Graphic Design 2
Creative Writing 1
English Language and Literature, General 1
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1
Philosophy 1
Physics, General 1
Reading Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 10 284 141
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 57% 53% 60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%

Publications & Citations

Publications
420
Citations
5,144

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
112 / 299
Computer Science
86 / 1,594
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
78 / 535
Business
58 / 1,202
Medicine
57 / 1,062
Physics
53 / 314
Chemistry
43 / 124
Biology
38 / 1,020
Materials Science
34 / 51
Art & Design
33 / 41
Psychology
33 / 2,116
Environmental Science
27 / 86
Multimedia
21 / 14
History
17 / 4
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
15 / 0
Anatomy and Physiology
14 / 183
Structural Engineering
14 / 23
Mathematics
13 / 190
Management
11 / 1,057
Engineering Management
11 / 14
Political Science
11 / 3
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
11 / 32
Marketing
11 / 20
Environmental Management
10 / 23
Automation and Control engineering
10 / 57
Sociology
10 / 216
Economics
10 / 10
Software Engineering
10 / 10
Library and Information science
9 / 0
Social Psychology
9 / 531
Neuroscience
9 / 265
Systems Engineering
8 / 8
Pathology
8 / 57
Construction Management
7 / 10
Project Management
7 / 1
Quantum and Particle physics
7 / 244
Ecology
7 / 51
Theoretical Physics
7 / 36
Demography
7 / 46
Philosophy
7 / 2

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 21
1992 4 27
1993 7 9
1994 2 19
1995 2 26
1996 10 20
1997 7 42
1998 12 48
1999 11 89
2000 12 101
2001 11 119
2002 15 133
2003 12 150
2004 6 135
2005 16 147
2006 24 167
2007 5 191
2008 9 168
2009 12 188
2010 17 208
2011 26 265
2012 17 333
2013 23 338
2014 18 371
2015 31 408
2016 23 376
2017 30 403
2018 25 394
2019 19 409
2020 30 371
2021 27 486

Notable alumni

  1. Robert B. Hawley

    Robert B. Hawley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1849-1921 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Bradley Hawley was a businessman and politician from Galveston, Texas, elected as a Republican U.S. Representative (1897–1901) from Texas's 10th congressional district. He won his office in 1896 and 1898 with a plurality, as white voters split between Democratic and Populist party candidates.

General info

Alternative names CBU
Founded 1871
Motto Virtus et Scientia
Virtue and Knowledge
Colors maroon, gray
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 343
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 650 East Parkway South
Memphis, Tennessee, 38104
United States
City population 633,000
Phone 9013213000
Fax +1 (901) 321 3494

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