Cordova, Tennessee Education and City Information

Cordova, Tennessee is a small community located on the outskirts of Memphis. Residents of Cordova can find several colleges and universities in the greater Memphis area. Find out about Cordova, including its school options, below.

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Information about Cordova, Tennessee

Cordova is a community on the outskirts of Memphis. It is part of Shelby County, which encompasses seven cities around Memphis, including Arlington, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington. Shelby County had a population of 938,069 residents, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. Most residents, nearly 53%, were African American, roughly 43% were white and 6% were Hispanic in the 2014 census.

Shelby County is home to numerous attractions, including Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Pink Palace Museum, and the National Civil Rights Museum can all be found here. Downtown Memphis features Beale Street and Mud Island River Park.

Educational Opportunities

Cordova is home to two proprietary institutions: ITT Technical Institute and L'Ecole Culinaire Memphis. An additional 34 schools are found within 25 miles of this community. About 11 miles from Cordova, in Memphis, is the University of Memphis, which had just over 21,000 students in the Fall of 2014.

Rhodes College, a small school of about 2,000 students, is also in nearby Memphis. It was ranked 51st among liberal arts colleges in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. Mid-South Christian College, Christian Brothers University and Memphis College of Art are just some of the schools located nearby. Students can also find two theological seminaries in the area, along with an optometry school and health sciences college.

Economy and Industry Outlook

The industries providing the largest numbers of jobs in Shelby County, based on 2014 county business patterns, were retail trade, healthcare and social assistance and administration and support and waste management and remediation services, each employing more than 46,000 people.

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