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Southern College of Optometry Overview

Southern College of Optometry is one of only 23 colleges of optometry in the nation and is considered one of the nation's leading optometry schools. Each year, the college admits nearly 140 of the top-qualified optometry students to its post-graduate, professional program. SCO's 7,200 graduates practice optometry in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Vision
Educating the finest optometrists with a vision for leadership and service. We see results from our potential.
Mission
The mission of Southern College of Optometry is to lead the profession by: educating the best possible healthcare providers; promoting lifelong learning; fostering a personal commitment to service.
Values
CARING: We are Kind
Our faculty and staff are compassionate and caring. We serve as role models for our students to the benefit of our patients and community.
EXCELLENCE: We Strive to do our BEST
We embrace excellence in all that we do. We are innovative, efficient and good stewards of our resources. We achieve positive results in attracting the best-qualified students and employees and providing top quality patient care to the public.
INTEGRITY: We Do the Right Thing
We share an institutional commitment to integrity that allows us to be responsive to the needs of our students, patients, employees, alumni, the profession and our region.
RESPECT: We Value Everyone
Each member of the SCO community is critical to our mission. We recognize each other's importance and demonstrate respect for everyone's contributions to our success.
SERVICE: We Make a Difference
We perform a valuable public service through providing patient care and educating eye doctors as one of the nations' leading optometry schools.
Headquarters
Memphis, TN
Employees
185 US Employees
Industry
Education - College / University
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