Cumberland University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lebanon, TN

$25,386

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 2,704, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 54%. The university offers 46 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 54%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for students are $25,386.

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.

54% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 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

66% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

54% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. 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.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

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

60%

Unknown

18%

Black

11%

Hispanic

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Two or more races

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

40% 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

2

Total Online Enrollment

53

Student Location Breakout

2% 98%

Percent of Programs Online

97% On-campus

3% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 13% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

41%

State Grant Aid

85%

Institution Grant Aid

32%

Pell Grant

40%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,694
State Grant Aid $4,924
Institution Grant Aid $15,671
Pell Grant Aid $4,464

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.