Cumberland University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Cumberland University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,550 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1842 and is one of the 2 colleges located in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
49
Fair
Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, and master's degree are offered at Cumberland University.

CU follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 49 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Education, Management, Business, and Criminal Justice. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
70%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Cumberland University is fair at 70% (close to Tennessee average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Cumberland University is low: 38%.

Student to faculty ratio at Cumberland University is decent -- 16:1. Read more regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$21,300
High
Average tuition prices are high, $20,200 per year. The additional fees at Cumberland University not covered by tuition are nearly $1,100; which totals $21,300 annually.

Read the details about Cumberland University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
49%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 695 applications were submitted and 341 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get accepted at this school.

Cumberland University will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Cumberland University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$2,500
Low
Cumberland University provides a distance education program.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Cumberland University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Cumberland University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 600 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- nearly $2,500 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Cumberland University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Cumberland University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Cumberland University Location and Maps



Post Address: Cumberland University, 1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087, USA
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