Southern College of Optometry
Southern College of Optometry is a college of optometry in the United States. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee and is dedicated to the study of optometry, the field of medicine that includes not only the performance of refractive eye examinations and the fitting of necessary corrective lenses or vision therapy, but the diagnosis and treatment of numerous ocular diseases. After completing a 4-year graduate program, students at SCO receive the degree of Doctor of Optometry. SCO has been distinguished for its high National Board passage rates; the college has surpassed the average National Passage Rate, holds passage rates of 92%, 98%, 99% on Part I, Part II, Part III of the most recent National Board Examinations. The mission of Southern College of Optometry is to lead the profession by: • Educating the best possible health care providers. Southern College of Optometry is a private, non-profit institution founded in 1932, it is one of only 23 schools of optometry in the United States. J. J. Horton, MD, an ophthalmologist, established SCO in 1932.
The class of 1934 was SCO's first graduation class. Since SCO has educated more than 6,000 optometrists from all 50 states and several foreign countries. A new clinical facility was opened in 1953 at its current location, expanded to include a campus of new administrative offices, classrooms and a library. In 1970, SCO moved into its current structure, which houses multimedia classrooms, faculty/administrative offices, the library, a student center, a computer learning resource center and an out-patient clinic known as the Eye Institute; the Eye Center at SCO opened in 2002. The 46,000-square-foot free-standing eye and vision center now serves up to 60,000 patients a year and is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the United States. There are 70 equipped examination rooms, 14 individual spaces for advanced technology-based testing, a retinal laser center, a digital angiography center, a full service optical, on-site ophthalmology services. In 2013, the college finished construction on a multimillion expansion program which included new state-of-the-art classrooms, study spaces, new labs.
Lewis N. Reich, OD, PhD, was named as SCO's seventh President in January 2016 and formally installed in the office in May 2016. Portions adopted from:The Eye Center cares for more than 60,000 patients annually, offering diagnosis, treatment of eye diseases and management of chronic eye health and visual disorders; the Eye Center provides a full range of service, including comprehensive eye examinations for patients of all ages. It is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the United States. There are 70 equipped examination rooms, 14 individual spaces for advanced technology-based testing, a retinal laser center, a digital angiography center, a full service optical, on-site ophthalmology services. Similar to a teaching hospital, The Eye Center is a primary health care facility providing services for patients from Memphis/Shelby County, West Tennessee, Arkansas & Mississippi; the Eye Center is under the direction of Dr. James E. Venable, vice president for clinical programs, Dr. Christopher Lievens, chief of staff.
As a teaching facility, The Eye Center is divided into service areas. These service areas cover a wide range of vision needs for our patients, including: • Adult Primary Care Service, for patients older than 12 • Pediatric Primary Care Service, for patients 12 and under • Cornea and Contact Lens Service, for patients of all ages • Advanced Care Ocular Disease Service, for treatment of eye disease • Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Service, for patients of all ages • The Technology Center, featuring the latest technology for vision testing and measurement • The Eye Center Optical, offering designer and practical eyewear for the whole family Portions adopted from:In 2005, Dr. Jerry Hayes and his wife, funded the establishment of the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence at SCO. With matching funds committed by SCO’s Board of Trustees, an endowment was created to support the Hayes Center in its mission to serve the optometric profession as the premier resource for practice management education.
One of the first of its kind, the center focuses on teaching independent optometrists how to manage the business side of their practice, strategic planning, overhead control and increasing profitability. The Hayes Center is under the direction of Lisa Wade, OD, named Director of the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence in 2015 SCO students represent a large cross-section of U. S. demographics and regions, alumni live and practice in all 50 states and abroad. Notable individuals include: Dr. Gil Morgan, golfer who played on the PGA Tour and now competes on the Champions Tour. Dr. Joshua McAdams, runner who competed in Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics. James Morrison, member of the Kansas House of Representatives John Boozman US Senator Arkansas Dr. Joe Ellis, President of the American Optometric Association; the winners of the Varilux Optometry Student Bowl in 2003, 2004, 2005 were all students from SCO. The fourth floor of the tower at SCO featured the 20/20 Diner, an eatery which has received notable praise from Commercial Appeal blogger Leslie Kelly.
In 2013, a new diner, opened. List of Optometry schools in the world Southern College of Optometry
University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi is a public research university in Oxford, Mississippi. Including the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, it is the state's largest university by enrollment; the university was chartered by the Mississippi Legislature on February 24, 1844, four years admitted its first enrollment of 80 students. The university is classified as an "R1: Doctoral University—Very High Research Activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and has an annual research and development budget of $121.6 million. The university ranked 145 in the 2018 edition of the US News Rankings of Best National Universities. Across all its campuses, the university comprises some 23,258 students. In addition to the main campus in Oxford and the medical school in Jackson, the university has campuses in Tupelo, Booneville and Southaven. About 55 percent of its undergraduates and 60 percent overall come from Mississippi, 23 percent are minorities, it is one of the 33 colleges and universities participating in the National Sea Grant Program and a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.
Ole Miss was a center of activity during the American civil rights movement when a race riot erupted in 1962 following the attempted admission of James Meredith, an African-American, to the segregated campus. While the university was integrated that year, the use of Confederate symbols and motifs has remained a controversial aspect of the school's identity and culture. In response the university has attempted to take proactive measures to rebrand its image, including banning the display of Confederate flags in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in 1997 abandoning the Colonel Reb mascot in 2003, removing "Dixie" from the Pride of the South marching band's repertoire in 2016. In 2018, following a racially charged rant on social media by an alum and academic building namesake, former Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter reaffirmed the university's commitment to "honest and open dialogue about its history", in making its campuses "more welcoming and inclusive"; the Mississippi Legislature chartered the University of Mississippi on February 24, 1844.
The university opened its doors to its first class of 80 students four years in 1848. For 23 years, the university was Mississippi's only public institution of higher learning, for 110 years it was the state's only comprehensive university. Politician Pryor Lea was a founding trustee; when the university opened, the campus consisted of six buildings: two dormitories, two faculty houses, a steward's hall, the Lyceum at the center. Constructed from 1846 to 1848, the Lyceum is the oldest building on campus; the Lyceum housed all of the classrooms and faculty offices of the university. The building's north and south wings were added in 1903, the Class of 1927 donated the clock above the eastern portico; the Lyceum is now the home of the university's administration offices. The columned facade of the Lyceum is represented on the official crest of the university, along with the date of establishment. In 1854, the university established the fourth state-supported, public law school in the United States, began offering engineering education.
With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, classes were interrupted when the entire student body from the University of Mississippi enlisted in the Confederate army, forming an infantry group nicknamed the University Greys. However, all 135 students were killed during a 100 % casualty rate. Most died during the battles of Vicksburg; the Lyceum was used as a hospital during the Civil War for both Union and Confederate soldiers those who were wounded at the battle of Shiloh. Two hundred-fifty soldiers who died in the campus hospital were buried in a cemetery on the grounds of the university. During the post-war period, the university was led by former Confederate general A. P. Stewart, a Rogersville, Tennessee native, he served as Chancellor from 1874 to 1886. The university became coeducational in 1882 and was the first such institution in the Southeast to hire a female faculty member, Sarah McGehee Isom, doing so in 1885; the student yearbook was published for the first time in 1897. A contest was held to solicit suggestions for a yearbook title from the student body.
Elma Meek, a student, submitted the winning entry of "Ole Miss." Meek's source for the term is unknown. This sobriquet was not only chosen for the yearbook, but became the name by which the university was informally known. "Ole Miss" is defined as the school's intangible spirit, separate from the tangible aspects of the university. The university began medical education in 1903, when the University of Mississippi School of Medicine was established on the Oxford campus. In that era, the university provided two-year pre-clinical education certificates, graduates went out of state to complete doctor of medicine degrees. In 1950, the Mississippi Legislature voted to create a four-year medical school. On July 1, 1955, the University Medical Center opened in the capital of Jackson, Mississippi, as a four-year medical school; the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as it is now called, is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi. It houses the University of Mississippi School of Medicine along with five other health science schools: nursing, health-related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy (The School of Pharmacy is split between the Ox
Bartlett is a city in Shelby County, United States, located northeast of Memphis. The population was 54,613 at the 2010 U. S. Census; the community from which the city of Bartlett grew was first called Green Bottom. It was the last major way station in Tennessee along the stagecoach route from Nashville westward and came into being about 1830; when the Memphis & Ohio Railroad took the place of the stages, Bartlett continued as a depot. This was a farming community, with major plantations along Stage Road. On November 1, 1866, with a population of less than 100, the city was incorporated and the name changed to Bartlett. Upon incorporation, Bryan Wither was named the city's inaugural mayor, it was named for Major Gabriel M. Bartlett, a planter, whose homeplace was located on the old Raleigh-Somerville Road at the present location of Bartlett Station Plaza. Bartlett is located at 35°13′23″N 89°50′28″W, adjacent to the northeastern boundary of Memphis. According to the City of Bartlett, the city limits encompass a total area of 23.42 square miles.
The annexation reserves of the city extend another 20.54 square miles. Bartlett's public school system was part of the Shelby County Schools Until the end of the 2013-2014 school year. On July 16, 2013, the residents of Bartlett approved a referendum to form a Bartlett City School District; this district launched in fall 2014 and includes the 11 school buildings within Bartlett city limits, according to an agreement reached between parties to a federal lawsuit. The district's superintendent is David Stephens, former deputy superintendent of Shelby County Schools. Residents are in the Bartlett City Schools. Bartlett Baptist Pre-School Kin St. Ann Elementary School As of the census of 2000, there were 40,543 people, 13,773 households, 11,817 families residing in the city; the city was the 12th largest city in Tennessee. The population density was 2,124.5 people per square mile. There were 14,021 housing units at an average density of 734.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.44% White, 4.86% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, 0.77% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population. There were 13,773 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 14.2% were non-families. 12.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.18. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $66,369, the median income for a family was $69,962. Males had a median income of $45,281 versus $32,382 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,616. About 2.1% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
In existence since about 1829, Bartlett was incorporated in 1866 and remained a small town for another 100 years. From the "old" town of only 508 people at Stage Road and the railroad in 1960, Bartlett grew in the 1970s and 1980s both through new residents due to "white flights" from Memphis, through annexation to the east and north, to over 54,000 people today. In 2007, it was the ninth largest city in Tennessee. In 2007 Money magazine listed it as one of the best 100 places to live in the United States, it ranked 95th out of 100. The John H. McFadden House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, it is located at 3712 Broadway. Davies Manor Plantation is a historic property that includes the oldest log home in Shelby County open to the public, thirty-two acres of plantation land, numerous outbuildings; these outbuildings range from a tenant cabin to a gristmill to an outhouse. Additionally, the property contains several gardens, including a kitchen garden and a medicinal herb garden.
There are a walking tour and nature trails available for visitors who love the outdoors. The website is www.daviesmanorplantation.org The Nicholas Gotten House is located at 2969 Court Street. It houses a local history museum operated by the Bartlett Historical Society; the white frame structure was built by Nicholas Gotten in 1871 in the New England saltbox style. A saltbox is a wooden frame house with a pitched roof that slopes down to the back; the Bartlett Recreation Center is a 55,000 sq ft facility, completed in August 2000. The recreation center is located at 7700 Flaherty Place directly behind the Bartlett Police Station; the recreation center is a popular place amongst the people of Bartlett with its swimming pool, racquetball courts, basketball courts, running track, workout rooms. Since its opening the recreation center has done remarkably well and required no help from the city to remain open; the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center known as BPACC, was finished in 1999 where it held its first show by Art Garfunkel.
BPACC is located at 3663 Appling Road, directly across the street from the Bartlett Police Station and Appling Middle School. The facility is not limited to performances
The terms Upland South and Upper South refer to the northern section of the Southern United States, in contrast to the Lower South or Deep South. There is a slight difference in usage between the two terms. "Upland South" is defined based on landforms referring to the southern Appalachian Mountains or Appalachia, the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains, the plateaus and basins between the Appalachians and Ozarks, such as the Cumberland Plateau, part of the Allegheny Plateau, the Nashville Basin, the Shawnee Hills, the Bluegrass Basin, among others. The southern Piedmont region is considered part of the Upland South, while the Atlantic Coastal Plain is not. In contrast, the term "Upper South" tends to be defined politically by state; the term dates to the early 19th century and the rise of the Lower South, which became noted for its differences from the more northerly parts of the American South. In antebellum times, the term Upper South referred to the slave states north of the Lower or Deep South.
During the American Civil War era, the term Upper South was used to refer to the Confederate states that did not secede until after the attack on Fort Sumter—Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas. This can include the border states of Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, or Delaware in the Upper South. Today, although many definitions are still based on Civil War-era politics, the term Upper South is used for all of the American South north of the Deep South; the Encyclopædia Britannica defines the Upper South as the states of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The Upland South encompasses the same general region; the Upper/Upland South is described in the Encyclopædia Britannica as the "Yeoman South," in contrast to the "Plantation South."These two definitions cover the same general area. The Upland South, not being defined by state lines, includes parts of Lower South states, such as northwestern South Carolina, North Georgia, North Alabama, it includes parts of some Northern states, such as Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Southern Ohio.
Sometimes Eastern Oklahoma, northeastern Mississippi and western Maryland are included as well. In the same way, the Upland South does not include parts of some Upper South states, such as the Mississippi embayment, the coastal lowlands of North Carolina and Maryland. Despite these differences, the two terms, Upland South and Upper South, refer to the same general region—the northern part of the American South—and are used synonymously; the corresponding terms, Lower South and Deep South refer to the same general region to the south of, lower in elevation, than the Upland or Upper South. The terms Lower South and Deep South are used interchangeably; the Upland South differs from the Deep South in several significant ways. The Upland South emerged as a distinct region in early 19th century. Migration and settlement patterns from colonial coastal regions into the interior had been established for many decades, but the scale grew toward the end of the 18th century; the general pattern was a westward migration from the lowcountry and Piedmont regions of Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, as well as a southwestern migration from Pennsylvania.
Large numbers of European immigrants arrived in Philadelphia and followed the Great Wagon Road west and south into the Appalachian Highlands, via the Great Appalachian Valley. These migration streams from Virginia and Pennsylvania resulted in the Shenandoah Valley becoming well-settled as early as 1750; the early settlers of the Ohio Valley were Upland Southerners. Much of the culture of the Upland South originated in southeastern Pennsylvania and spread down the Shenandoah Valley; these migration streams spread through Appalachia and westward through the Appalachian Plateau region into the Ozarks and Ouachitas, contributed to the settlement of the Texas Hill Country. The main ethnicities of these early settlers included English, Scots-Irish and German; the early culture of the Upland South was influenced by other European ethnicities. For example, the Swedes and Finns of New Sweden — few in number but pioneering Pennsylvania before the Germans and Irish arrived — contributed techniques of forest pioneering such as the log cabin, the "zig-zag" split-rail fence, frontier methods of shifting cultivation such as girdling trees and using slash and burn to convert forest into temporary crop and pasture land.
The pattern of settlement that had begun in the Appalachian foothills was continued and extended through the mountains and highlands to the west and across the Mississippi River into the Ozark highland region. Where there was the danger of Indian attacks, people settled at first in clustered "stations," but as danger lessened settlement tended to be in a rural, kin-structured pattern, with few towns and cities; these early settlers of the Upland South tended to practice small-scale farming, stock raising, hunting. This settlement pattern of the Upland South was markedly different from the Deep South and the Midwest. A significant portion of the 19th century settlers of the Midwest were from the Upland South; the southern Midwest was most s
Rust College is a black liberal arts college founded in 1866 and located in Holly Springs, Mississippi 35 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, it is the second-oldest private college in the state. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it is one of ten black colleges and universities founded before 1868, still operating. One of the oldest colleges for African Americans in the United States, Rust was founded on November 24, 1866, by Northern missionaries with a group called the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1870, the college was chartered as Shaw University in 1870, honoring the Reverend S. O. Shaw, who made a gift of $10,000 to the institution which, adjusted for inflation, is the equivalent of $200,000 in 2018. In 1892, to avoid confusion with Shaw University in Raleigh, N. C. the institution changed its name to Rust University—a tribute to Rev. Richard S. Rust of Cincinnati, the secretary of the Freedman's Aid Society. In 1915, the institution assumed the name Rust College.
Rust College is the oldest of the 11 black colleges and universities associated with The United Methodist Church, the second oldest private college in Mississippi. Rust College maintains five divisions or departments of study: Division of Education, Division of Humanities, Division of Science and Mathematics, Division of Social Sciences, the Division of Business. Degree programs are offered in sixteen areas of study. Upon completion of their studies at Rust, students can receive Associate's degrees or Bachelor's degrees. Rust accepts only 16% of its applicants, but the U. S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges 2017 guide refers to it as "less selective." U. S. News & World Report in the 2017 guide ranked Rust #52 in Regional Colleges South. According to the Princeton Review, the most popular majors at Rust are biology, general studies, business administration, computer science. Rust College operates on what is called a module system, an 8-week semester class system that allows the college to enroll a steady stream of transfer students every 8 weeks.
Most classes have between 10–19 students. According to the college, 42% of all faculty have obtained a PhD. There are 42 faculty members and a student/faculty ratio of 20:1. According to the college, 57% of students return for their sophomore year. Rust College was involved in a lawsuit after a student was sexually assaulted by Sylvester Oliver, fired from his administrative position of Humanities Division Chair in October 2012; the lawsuit has been brought to court by the Cochran Firm of Memphis, which contends that "The lawsuit, filed against Rust College and Dr. Sylvester Oliver August 28, 2013 alleges that Rust College fosters an environment that allows the sexual abuse of students and allows perpetrators to get away with the abuse." At least eight women victims of rape and other sexual misconduct are plaintiffs in the complaint against Rust College, Sylvester Oliver, Johnny McDonald, the college's head of Enrollment Services before leaving in 2013, David Beckley the current president. In November 2014, Sylvester Oliver plead guilty to sexual assault, but a Marshall County prosecutor recommended he receive a 15-year suspended sentence.
The lawsuit was settled with the details undisclosed. Rust College occupies 126 acres; some buildings on campus were erected in the mid-1800s, such as the alumni and public relations center, while others were built, such as the Hamilton Science Center, a three-story addition to the McDonald Science Building. In 2008, Rust College acquired the campus of the former Mississippi Industrial College, located adjacent to the campus; the college plans to raise funds to restore them. In 2011, the college acquired Airliewood, an antebellum former slave plantation estate located near Rust College campus. Built in 1858, Airliewood served as living quarters for Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, serves as the official residence of the President. There are five gender-segregated dorms, with about 900 spaces. Two historic markers honoring the Council of Federated Organizations and those involved in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project in Holly Springs were unveiled on campus in 2014. Under the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, Rust College reports the on-campus crime statistics to the United States Department of Education and publish the numbers on the Department's website.
The Rust teams are known as the Bearcats. The college became a member of the NAIA athletic association in 2017 after competing on the NCAA Division III level. Men's sports include baseball, cross country, track & field and volleyball. In 1984, the women's basketball team won their first national championship with a 51-49 win over Elizabethtown College. Lucie Campbell, hymnwriter Alvin Childress, actor Ruby Elzy, operatic soprano Perry Wilbon Howard, assistant U. S. attorney general, Mississippi Republican chairman Leslie B. McLemore, civil rights activist, interim mayor of Jackson, Mississippi Clinton LeSueur, congressional candidate Alexander Preston Shaw, Methodist bishop Anita Ward, disco singer Ida B. Wells, newspaper editor, activist Willie Mitchell, record executive, producer Susie Revels Cayton, journalist, writer WURC Rust College's public radio station Robinson, Marco Tyrone, "'By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know The
Southaven is a city in DeSoto County, United States. It is a principal city in Greater Memphis; the 2010 census reported a population of 48,982, making Southaven the third-largest city in Mississippi and the second most populous suburb of Memphis. Southaven is traversed from north to south by the I-55/I-69 freeway; the city's name derives from the fact that Southaven is located south of Whitehaven, a neighborhood in Memphis. Southaven began as a village when Memphis homebuilder Kemmons Wilson wished to develop a few residential subdivisions featuring small starter homes just across the Mississippi border from Whitehaven, Tennessee, an unincorporated suburb of Memphis. Whitehaven was annexed by Memphis. Incorporated in 1980, Southaven is one of the fastest-growing cities in the southeastern United States. In just 20 years, Southaven doubled its land area; the construction of Interstate 55 through Southaven in the 1970s helped to promote growth and make for easier access to the city from Memphis, Jackson, St. Louis, Chicago.
Interstate 69, which will run from Canada to Mexico, was cosigned with I-55 in Southaven in 2007. In 1988, Baptist Hospital-DeSoto opened in Southaven as a two-story hospital. In 2001, Baptist DeSoto started an expansion project. In 2002, Baptist Hospital-DeSoto added a Women's Center. In November 2006, Baptist DeSoto opened an eleven-story hospital tower that added 140 beds to the facility, allowing it to offer all private rooms. In addition, the new hospital tower added a new and expanded Emergency Department, more operating suites and space for future additions, it is the first high-rise building constructed in DeSoto County. The exponential growth of Memphis International Airport in the 1980s led to increased air traffic over Southaven; the city continues to see large amounts of air traffic from Memphis International Airport, as flight paths to both north/south runways lead directly over the city. October 2005 saw the opening of Southaven's first large-scale shopping mall, Southaven Towne Center, located just south of Goodman Road between I-55/I-69 and Airways Boulevard.
The mall is open-air with various stores and restaurants, including J. C. Penney, Dillard's, Sportsman's Warehouse, Bed and Beyond. Numerous buildings in Southaven were damaged on February 5, 2008, when an EF-2 tornado touched down during the so-called Super Tuesday tornado outbreak. Memphis television station WREG broadcast live images of the tornado as it moved through the city and into Memphis. No fatalities were reported in Southaven. By February 2011, Southaven had become the third-largest city in Mississippi. In the late 2000s, an outlet mall was proposed for Southaven. Tanger Outlets Southaven began construction in January 2015 and opened in November 2015; the mall, located near I-55/I-69 and Church Road, includes 70 outlet stores and outparcels of restaurants. Southaven was the boyhood home of noted novelist John Grisham, who practiced law there for a decade, of singer and songwriter Cory Branan; the center of the city is 14 miles south of downtown Memphis and 6 miles southwest of Memphis International Airport.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Southaven has a total area of 41.5 square miles, of which 41.2 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles, or 0.68%, is water. Southaven experiences a humid subtropical climate, with average annual precipitation of nearly 55 inches, well distributed throughout the year. April is the wettest month of the year, August the driest; the average high temperature is 92 °F in July. As of the census of 2010, there were 13,125 families residing in the city; the population density was 1499.9 people per square mile. There were 19,101 housing units at an average density of 339.3 per square mile. There were 19,904 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.0% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.16.
The racial makeup of the city was 71.0% White, 22.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.0% from other races, 1.7% from two or more races, Hispanic or Latino, 5.0% of the population. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 20, 13.5% from 20 to 30, 15.8 from 30 to 40, 13.8% from 40 to 50, 11.1% from 50 to 60, 14.9% who were 60 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years; the median income for a household in the city was $46,691, the median income for a family was $52,333. Males had a median income of $36,671 versus $26,557 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,759. About 5.3% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over. Landers Center Southaven Towne Center Tanger Outlets Southaven Snowden Grove Park BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Southaven Arena Southaven's Snowden Grove Baseball Park hosts the annual Dizzy Dean Baseball World Series, where 5- to 19-year-old divisions are represented by teams from across the country.
The Memphis Grizzlies operate their NBA G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle, at the Landers Center in Southaven. From 2000 to 2018, Southaven hosted the Mississippi RiverKings at the Landers Center while they were members
Union University is a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts university located in Jackson, with additional campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville. The university is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and relates to the Southern Baptist Convention. Union is one of the top tier institutions in the Southern Region, listed for each of the past 19 years by U. S. News & World Report, is notable for having trained a United States Supreme Court justice, in the sports world as the place where Bear Bryant began his football coaching career. Union University is the heir to some of the oldest universities in the Southeast; the school is a union of several different schools: West Tennessee College known as Jackson Male Academy, Union University of Murfreesboro, Southwestern Baptist University, Hall-Moody Junior College of Martin, Tennessee. Union University is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools. On July 14, 2013, Union University announced that its Business Program had earned accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Union University has been a member of the Council for Christian Universities. In August 2015, Union notified CCCU that the university would be withdrawing its membership as a result of two member schools changing their policies to hire individuals in a same-sex relationship. For 2015, U. S. News ranked Union 14th among "Regional Universities" in the South, the 19th consecutive year U. S. News ranked Union as a top-tier school, it has been recognized by Peterson's Competitive College Guide, the Time/Princeton Review, Templeton's Colleges that Encourage Character Development. Union is a recipient of the President's Higher Education Community Service Award and has been listed as one of America's Top 100 College Buys. In addition, U. S. News has cited Union as an "A+ option for serious B students," among "Up and Coming Schools" and among schools "where the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching." Union is recognized in: Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges. Jackson Male Academy was founded in 1823.
Only five years earlier in 1818 was the land purchased from the Chickasaw Indians. In 1907, Dr. T. T. Eaton, a trustee of Southwestern Baptist University, left his 6,000 volume library to the college. Eaton was a former professor of Union University at Murfreesboro, where his father, Dr. Joseph H. Eaton, was a former president. Southwestern soon changed its name to Union University in honor of the Eatons and others from Union at Murfreesboro who had impacted Southwestern as faculty, administrators and contributors. In 1925 the Tennessee Baptist Convention secured a charter that vested the rights and property of Union University in the Tennessee Convention; this charter included the election of the University's trustees. Two years the Convention consolidated Hall-Moody Junior College at Martin with Union University. In 1948 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted Union University accreditation. In 1962 Union developed a nursing program with the assistance of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital at the request of local physicians.
In 1975 Union moved from downtown Jackson, Tennessee, to a new campus located near the Highway 45-Bypass in north Jackson. During President Robert Craig and President Hyran Barefoot's administrations: enrollment increased from fewer than 1,000 students to more than 2,000. From the early 1950s to the early 1970s, Union operated an Extension Center in the Memphis area. From 1987-95, Union offered the degree-completion program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Memphis. At that time there were over 300 graduates of this program. David S. Dockery was elected as the fifteenth president of Union University in December 1995. Dockery brought a desire to take Union to a more rigorous, conservative path. During his administration, which lasted until 2014, he realized: headcount increase from 2200 to more than 5300. H. Henry Center for Christian Leadership.