#18 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee

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Student Population
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Location Lebanon, Tennessee
Online cumberland.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Lebanon, Tennessee, Cumberland University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,833 prospective students applied, and 1,729 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 698 enrolled in the school.  1,758 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 647 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $22,950 plus fees of $1,050. CU is ranked 912 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



CU is rated within the lower 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 910/1100
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 1, 2022
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$1,050
Room and Board $7,720
Budget for Other Expenses$6,010
Total One Year Cost$39,230

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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219949 IPEDS survey data for Cumberland University.

Current students may use the Cumberland University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.