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Students are at the Heart of Our Mission

SCO’s students represent our mission. As primary stakeholders in how well the college succeeds, our students embody the common purpose that unites our faculty, staff and alumni in pursuing excellence. The value we place each day on our students demonstrates the recognition that SCO is educating tomorrow’s optometric physicians.

The college’s diverse student body represents more than 40 states, Canada, Vietnam, and the Bahamas. With an emphasis on service-learning opportunities, SCO’s students symbolize the potential we see in their ability to impact the lives of their patients and communities once they leave Memphis to practice opportunity around the globe.

In any given year, more than 500 students have made SCO their college of choice to realize their dreams of becoming eye doctors. From Memphis to externship sites across the nation, SCO’s students are being prepared to join the ranks of the nation’s best-prepared ODs.