University of the Cumberlands Overview
Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, University of the Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Williamsburg is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is University of the Cumberlands Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Cumberlands.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 29% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average Cumberlands student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
University of the Cumberlands Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cumberlands.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Cumberlands has earned from around the web.
|#10||Best Value Colleges for Allied Health Professions||College Factual|
|#20||Best General Health & Wellness Schools||College Factual|
|#27||Best Value Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
|#36||Best Value Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#40||Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||College Factual|
|#193||Best Allied Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of the Cumberlands?
Contact details for Cumberlands are given below.
|Address:||6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, KY 40769|
How Do I Get Into Cumberlands?
You can apply to Cumberlands online at: www.ucumberlands.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Cumberlands
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Cumberlands?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.
Average Test Scores
About 14% of students accepted to Cumberlands submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 570.
Can I Afford University of the Cumberlands?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cumberlands, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $4,830 a year. That adds up to $19,320 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Cumberlands is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of the Cumberlands Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 14,599 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,312 full-time undergraduates at Cumberlands, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the Cumberlands students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||10|
|Hispanic or Latino||18|
Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at University of the Cumberlands. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 65 countries are represented at Cumberlands. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Bangladesh.
Online Learning at University of the Cumberlands
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cumberlands has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Cumberlands
The following table shows how Cumberlands is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Health Sciences & Services||#16||#7|
|Allied Health Professions||#22||#7|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#22||#7|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#34||#1|
Online Growth Rankings of Cumberlands
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of the Cumberlands was 21.1%. This is the #1,041 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cumberlands regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cumberlands majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||22%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cumberlands ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cumberlands.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#87|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#135|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#190|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#281|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#398|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of the Cumberlands Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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