Rhodes College was founded in 1848 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Originally known as the Masonic University of Tennessee, the institution was renamed Stewart College in 1850 in honor of its president, William M. Stewart. Under Stewart?s leadership in 1855, control of the college passed to the Presbyterian Church.
Rhodes offers two undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. Given the expectations stated in the Rhodes Vision, and the long tradition of quality liberal arts education at Rhodes, the college continually evaluates student achievement using a range of measurements.
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Student Learning: To ensure our faculty and staff have the talent, the time, and the resources to inspire and involve our students in meaningful study, research, and service.
Rhodes provides endless opportunities for students to contribute, create, and lead. Whether serving on the Honor Council, working as a Rhodes Student Associate, organizing a community service initiative, participating in athletics or the fine arts, or bringing new ideas and energy to a student club or organization, our students define and enhance the residential experience here.
Barret Library, a state-of-the-art facility made possible by a major gift from the Paul Barret, Jr. Trust, opened in August 2005. Paul Barret, Jr., a graduate of the class of 1946 who died in 1999, was the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Burrow, who provided for the construction of the 1953 Burrow Library.
Memphis is a regional health center with many excellent facilities and physicians from which to choose. If you should need specialized care not offered by our Health Center staff, we will make referrals appropriate to your need.
Rhodes is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.