Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CU are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 37% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Cumberland University students
Race Percent of Students
White 63%
Black 12%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 4%
Race Unknown 16%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 32% more female students than male students enrolled at Cumberland University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Cumberland University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Cumberland University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,037
Women 1,368

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CU serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Cumberland University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 7%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,163 per year

40% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,405
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.4%
Part time Undergrads 13.7%

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

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