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public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. It is part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee and offers a comprehensive selection of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. The university includes a graduate school, law school, nursing school, university college, a school of audiology and speech-language pathology, and colleges of arts and sciences, business and economics, communication and fine arts, education, and engineering. At the graduate level it offers master's degrees in about 45 major disciplines. It operates research units in such areas as ecology, business and economics, education, Egyptian art and archaeology, electron microscopy, gambling, and earthquakes. Student enrollment is about 20,000.