Southern College of Optometry Rankings

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#5057 of 14,160In the World
#1332 of 2,624In North America
#1256 of 2,523In the United States
#27 of 57In Tennessee
#5 of 11In Memphis
#527 of 1,030For Optometry
#622 of 1,000For Ophthalmology
#3368 of 4,839For Medicine

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
15%
Graduates
536
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Southern College of Optometry Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White413 (77%)
Asian69 (13%)
Black or African American22 (4%)
Two or more races19 (4%)
Nonresident Alien6 (1%)
Hispanic4 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.4%)

Southern College of Optometry Majors

MajorDoctoral
Optometry132
Grand Total132

Publications & Citations

Publications
311
Citations
4,642

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
191 / 1,343
Ophthalmology
68 / 280
Physics
52 / 1,151
Engineering
47 / 674
Optometry
38 / 101
Computer Science
35 / 1,324
Biology
34 / 1,405
Optical Engineering
29 / 637
Psychology
26 / 1,143
Surgery
25 / 145
Chemistry
19 / 34
Materials Science
17 / 33
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
16 / 398
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
15 / 119
Health Science
14 / 67
Demography
13 / 119
Computer Vision
12 / 363
Neuroscience
11 / 444
Biophysics
10 / 484
Anatomy and Physiology
9 / 380
Pediatrics
9 / 87
Physical Therapy
8 / 164
Biomedical Engineering
8 / 43
Audiology
8 / 193
Mathematics
8 / 20
Dermatology
7 / 2
Pathology
7 / 9
Environmental Science
6 / 3
Anesthesiology
6 / 42
Statistics
6 / 18
Child Psychology
6 / 139
Cognitive Science
6 / 593
Molecular Biology
4 / 717
Business
4 / 107
Animal Science
4 / 5
Art & Design
4 / 0
Computer Graphics
3 / 0
Geography and Cartography
3 / 1
Sonography and Ultrasound
3 / 5
Gerontology
3 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990315
1991549
1992648
1993550
1994242
1995344
1996856
1997665
1998776
1999888
2000397
20015139
20028134
20034141
20045186
20056165
200613206
200713174
200822173
200915160
201024209
201117194
20123204
20136228
20145191
20155205
201610161
20177179
201811156
201910206
202020368

Notable alumni

  1. John Boozman

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    John Boozman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in the Southern College of Optometry
    Studied in 1977
    Occupations
    politicianrancheroptometristbusiness executive
    Biography

    John Nichols Boozman is an American politician and former optometrist serving as the senior United States senator from Arkansas, a seat he was first elected to in 2010. A member of the Republican Party, he was the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district from 2001 to 2011. He is the dean of Arkansas's congressional delegation.

General info

Alternative namesSCO
Founded1932
MottoLux et Veritas
Light and Truth
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff188
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools

Location and Contacts

Address1245 Madison Ave
Memphis, Tennessee, 38104-2211
United States
City population647,000
Phone9017223200
Fax+1 (901) 722 3279

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