Southern College of Optometry


1245 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104-2222
(901) 722-3224 - phone
(901) 722-3328 - fax
Toll-Free - (800) 238-0180

Southern College of Optometry is one of only 23 schools of its type in the U.S.
Since 1932, it has been recognized nationally as a leader in preparing men and
women for the practice of optometry–an independent primary health care
profession specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases
and disorders of the eye and associated structures. SCO awards the Doctor of
Optometry (O.D.) degree following successful completion of a comprehensive
four-year post-baccalaureate curriculum in the basic visual and clinical sciences.

Vital Statistics

Fall 2016 Enrollment: Graduate 529

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid From Any Source: 98%

Tuition and Fees: $34,704 (non-regional rate)/$23,079 (Tennessee regional rate)

Room and Board: n/a

Founded: 1932

Degrees Offered: Doctorate

Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2015 to Spring 2016: 130

Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1