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Cumberland University
Cumberland University One Cumberland Square Lebanon, TN 37087 Phone: (615) 444-2562
  • General Information
    About Cumberland University

    The mission of Cumberland University is to provide a contemporary liberal arts education to students seeking a high-quality, personalized college experience, which will allow them to not only have a successful and productive career, but to thrive intellectually, professionally, personally and spiritually for a lifetime. Our core curriculum will require students to undertake programs of study in the cultural arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. In addition, our elective curricula will afford students the opportunity to pursue majors in these liberal arts areas, as well as in one of several modern professional programs. (Adopted October 2008)


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 675
      Percent Admitted 57%
      Men Admitted 57%
      Women Admitted 57%
      Full Time Retention Rate 62%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 440 540
        Math 450 520
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 19 23
        English 19 24
        Math 17 23
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 1,692
      Native American 6
      Asian 12
      African American 236
      Hispanic 26
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 965
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 46

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