Southern College of Optometry


1245 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104-2222
(901) 722-3200
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 2017 Enrollment: Graduate 536

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

Tuition and Fees: $35,919 (non-regional rate)

$33,125 (Tennessee regional rate)

Room and Board: n/a

Founded: 1932

Degrees Offered: Doctorate Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2016 to Spring 2017: 123

Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1