Lambuth University

Lambuth University was a liberal arts university in Jackson, Tennessee. It was active from 1843 to 2011 and was supported by the Memphis Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The university began as the Memphis Conference Female Institute in 1843 and was later renamed in honor of Walter Russell Lambuth (1854–1921), a Methodist missionary who traveled globally.

Lambuth University
MottoWhatsoever Things Are True
Religious affiliation
United Methodist Church
Location, ,
United States

35.6237°N 88.8299°W / 35.6237; -88.8299
Campus50 acres (0.202 km2) Urban
Colors          Blue and White

Lambuth's athletic teams participated in the NAIA's TranSouth and Mid-South Conferences.

After several years of financial struggles, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools opted not to renew Lambuth's accreditation in 2011. Due to both the financial and accreditation problems, the Board of Trustees voted in April 2011 to cease operations two months later.[1] Final commencement exercises were held April 30, 2011.[2] The University of Memphis acquired the campus and which is now the Lambuth branch campus of the University of Memphis.

Notable alumni


  1. "Board of Lambuth University in Jackson votes to cease operations June 30". Memphis Commercial Appeal. April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2011.
  2. Associated Press, Lambuth University holds final graduation ceremonies before shutdown in June, May 1, 2011
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