Private 4 Year

Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee

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Cumberland University overview
Location Lebanon, Tennessee
Online cumberland.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Cumberland University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Cumberland University, founded in 1842, is a private liberal arts university located in Lebanon, Tennessee, approximately 30 miles east of Nashville. The campus features a blend of historical and contemporary architecture, reflective of its long-standing heritage juxtaposed with modern academic demands. Cumberland University offers an array of undergraduate degrees with particularly notable programs in Nursing and Education, catering to a diverse student body seeking a comprehensive educational experience. While the university maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it emphasizes accessibility to higher education. On-campus living is provided through a variety of housing options, which accommodates a significant portion of the student population. Cumberland University competes in the NAIA, particularly recognized for its baseball team, the Bulldogs, which has captured several national championships.

In the most recent statistical year 2,137 prospective students applied, and 1,415 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 629 enrolled in the school.  1,946 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 642 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $25,200 plus fees of $1,200.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Cumberland University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,200
Room and Board $8,990
Budget for Other Expenses$5,790
Total One Year Cost$42,680

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

34% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cumberland University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 46%
Business 15%
Education 14%
Biology 4%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 4%

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