Cumberland University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5712 of 14,131 In the World
#1570 of 2,597 In North America
#1488 of 2,496 In the United States
#31 of 56 In Tennessee

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
54%
Avg. cost to attend
$27,071 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,397
Graduates
307
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Cumberland University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 54% 52% 55%
Applicants 2,872 1,177 1,695
Admissions 1,544 617 927
Freshmen enrolled full time 631 257 374
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 1 1

53 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1617 (60%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 484 (18%)
Black or African American 310 (12%)
Hispanic 133 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 92 (3%)
Asian 50 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,071/year
Average aid awarded
$11,141
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $22,314
$30-48K $23,723
$48-75K $28,937
$75-110K $27,537
$110K+ $23,265

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $24,336$7,020
Tuition in-state $24,336$7,020
Tuition out-of-state $24,336$7,020
Fee in-district $1,050
Fee in-state $1,050
Fee out-of-state $1,050

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 551
Combined charge for room and board $8,850

Cumberland University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 115
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 68
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 43
Business & Commerce, General 39
Business Administration and Management, General 36
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 14 11
Education, General 9 13
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 19
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 18
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 16
Sports Studies 11 5
General Studies 15
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 14
Elementary Education and Teaching 12
Accounting 11
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 11
Nursing Education 11
Psychology, General 11
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 9
Social Sciences, General 2 7
English Language and Literature, General 2 6
Management Science 8
Public Administration 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 6
Athletic Training & Trainer 5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 3
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 3
Mathematics, General 3
Theatre & Theatre Arts Management 3
Biochemistry 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2
Fine & Studio Arts, General 2
Music, General 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 1
Reading Teacher Education 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 1
Grand Total 203 261 114
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 54% 47% 61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 25%

Publications & Citations

Publications
66
Citations
1,059

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
25 / 205
Business
14 / 665
Medicine
13 / 71
Psychology
11 / 176
Sociology
8 / 67
Advertising
8 / 216
Nuclear Physics
7 / 107
Physics
7 / 107
Biology
6 / 19
Marketing
5 / 92
Quantum and Particle physics
4 / 6
Demography
4 / 17
Health Science
4 / 11
Social Psychology
4 / 69
Evolutionary Biology
3 / 4
Computer Science
3 / 5
Mathematics
3 / 70
Political Science
3 / 31
Education Majors
3 / 104
Gender Studies
2 / 1
Communications and Public Relations
2 / 5
Music
2 / 29
Public Policy / Administration
2 / 0
Art & Design
2 / 29
Family medicine
2 / 29
Math Teachers
2 / 69
History
2 / 0
Critical Care Nursing
2 / 6
Nursing
2 / 20
Entrepreneurship
2 / 441
Creative Writing
1 / 29
Physical Therapy
1 / 17
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
1 / 4
Development Studies
1 / 1
Library and Information science
1 / 0
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1 / 4
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
1 / 0
Classics and Ancient History
1 / 0
Criminology and Criminal Justice
1 / 29
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
1 / 1

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 3 0
1999 3 13
2000 3 10
2001 3 11
2002 3 18
2003 1 12
2004 1 16
2005 1 25
2006 0 32
2007 3 32
2008 1 27
2009 0 52
2010 4 40
2011 4 35
2012 2 64
2013 4 79
2014 6 87
2015 4 79
2016 3 77
2017 5 78
2018 8 45
2019 5 71
2020 6 87
2021 2 78

Cumberland University alumni

  1. John Bell

    John Bell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1796-1869 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    slaveholderlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    John Bell was an American politician, attorney, and slave planter who was a candidate for President of the United States in the election of 1860.

  2. Thomas Gore

    Thomas Gore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1949 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    lawyerpeace activistpolitician
    Biography

    Thomas Pryor Gore was an American politician who served as one of the first two United States senators from Oklahoma, from 1907 to 1921 and again from 1931 to 1937. He first entered politics as an activist for the Populist Party, and continued this affiliation after he moved to Texas. In 1899, just before moving to Oklahoma Territory to practice law in Lawton, he formally joined the Democratic Party and campaigned for William Jennings Bryan. In the Senate, his anti-war beliefs caused him conflict with Democratic presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  3. James B. McCreary

    James B. McCreary
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1918 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    slaveholderlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    James Bennett McCreary was an American lawyer and politician from Kentucky. He represented the state in both houses of the U.S. Congress and served as its 27th and 37th governor. Shortly after graduating from law school, he was commissioned as the only major in the 11th Kentucky Cavalry, serving under Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan during the American Civil War. He returned to his legal practice after the war. In 1869, he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives where he served until 1875; he was twice chosen Speaker of the House. At their 1875 nominating convention, state Democrats chose McCreary as their nominee for governor, and he won an easy victory over Republican John Marshall Harlan. With the state still feeling the effects of the Panic of 1873, most of McCreary's actions as governor were aimed at easing the plight of the state's poor farmers.

  4. Myles Horton

    Myles Horton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1990 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Myles Falls Horton was an American educator, socialist, and co-founder of the Highlander Folk School, famous for its role in the Civil Rights Movement (Movement leader James Bevel called Horton "The Father of the Civil Rights Movement"). Horton taught and heavily influenced most of the era's leaders. They included Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks (who studied with Horton shortly before her decision to keep her seat on the Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955), John Lewis, James Bevel, Bernard Lafayette, Ralph Abernathy, John B. Thompson, and many others.

General info

Alternative names CU
Founded 1842
Colors maroon, white, gray, black
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 257
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, Tennessee, 37087
United States
City population 38,000
Phone 61544425621222
Fax +1 (615) 444 2569

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