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Cumberland University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lebanon, TN

$24,336

Avg tuition

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About Cumberland University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Cumberland University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Lebanon, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,257, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 58%. The university offers 39 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 52%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for students are $24,336.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

58% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

61% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

52% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

2%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

62%

Unknown

15%

Black

12%

Hispanic

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Two or more races

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

43% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

5

Total Online Enrollment

39

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

93% On-campus

7% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 3% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 27% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $24,336 $24,336
Graduate $7,500 $7,500

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,500
On-campus room and board $8,990
On-campus other expenses $6,180
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,170
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,940
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $13,030

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $41,006 $41,006
Off-campus without family $41,946 $41,946
Off-campus with family $38,866 $38,866

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

43%

State Grant Aid

87%

Institution Grant Aid

32%

Pell Grant

43%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,800
State Grant Aid $5,181
Institution Grant Aid $15,293
Pell Grant Aid $4,560

Financial Outlook

$18k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NAIA Division I

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track Field Indoor
  • Track Field Outdoor
  • Track Field Xcountry
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

4

Education

BA

MA

DOC

5

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

6

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

7

Health Professions And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

8

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services

BA

MA

DOC

9

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

BA

MA

DOC

10

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

11

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

BA

MA

DOC

12

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology

BA

MA

DOC

13

Psychology

BA

MA

DOC

14

Public Administration And Social Service Professions

BA

MA

DOC

15

Security And Protective Services

BA

MA

DOC

16

Social Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

17

Visual And Performing Arts

BA

MA

DOC

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