LeMoyne-Owen College, a historically black institution in Memphis, Tennessee, was formed in 1968 through the merger of two historically black, church-affiliated colleges. LeMoyne had started in 1862 as an elementary school for freedmen and escaped slaves, while Owen had operated as a junior college since 1947. Today, student living takes place just south of downtown Memphis, about two miles east of the Mississippi River. About 600 students enroll at LeMoyne-Owen College, many of them electing to rent student housing in the neighborhood that surrounds the campus. College apartments are available for rent in the College Park and Washington Heights neighborhoods, placing students close to their classes and to the various parks, museums and restaurants that have helped Memphis form its unique reputation.
Undergraduates who attend LeMoyne-Owen College are offered majors in 23 areas of study, leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science of Bachelor of Business Administration degree. These degrees are conferred in five academic divisions, including Business and Economic Development, Education, Fine Arts and Humanities, Natural Science, Mathematics and Comupter Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Minors in 19 academic areas are also awarded. Student living extends to a diverse assortment of programs, including Family Development, Music, Political Science and Urban Leadership and Social Justice.
Students who opt to reside in off campus housing place themselves in an area of Memphis that provides some of the city's attractions as well as quiet areas that are shielded from the bustle of downtown. Students can find a Lemoyne-Owen College apartment near places of interest that include Chandler Park, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and Four Way restaurant, for soul food and fried green tomatoes. Both downtown Memphis and the banks of the Mississippi are within walking distance for those who don't mind a little extra exercise.
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