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University of the Cumberlands Overview

Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, University of the Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit institution. Williamsburg is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is University of the Cumberlands Known For?

1,828 Full-Time Undergraduates
$17,953 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Cumberland College.
  • In 2017-2018, 32% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Cumberland College student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

University of the Cumberlands Rankings

Cumberland College is ranked #1,511 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. Cumberland College also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in Kentucky ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Cumberland College has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Cumberland College

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 121
Best Colleges for Veterans 342
Best Colleges for the Money 563
Best Colleges for International Students 943
Best Colleges 1,511
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,558

Where Is University of the Cumberlands?

Location of University of the Cumberlands

Contact details for Cumberland College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606-549-2200
Website: www.ucumberlands.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ucumberlands
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UCumberlands

How Do I Get Into Cumberland College?

You can apply to Cumberland College online at: www.ucumberlands.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Cumberland College

Submission Required?
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 required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cumberland College?

74% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of the Cumberlands is 74%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to Cumberland College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 450 to 570 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 460 to 560 )
200
800
Cumberland College received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of the Cumberlands?

$17,953 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cumberland College is $17,953. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cumberland College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,331 $16,341 $17,506 $18,625 $20,713

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cumberland College, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,806 a year. That adds up to $31,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cumberland College is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of the Cumberlands Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,828 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,315 undergraduate students at Cumberland College, with 1,828 being full-time and 1,487 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cumberland College

There are also 6,782 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,828 full-time undergraduates at Cumberland College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cumberland College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the Cumberlands students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cumberland College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 984
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 686

Geographic Diversity

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 Cumberland College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at University of the Cumberlands

6,473 Took All Classes Online
11,519 Took At Least One Class Online
17.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 25 master’s degree programs available online at Cumberland College. In 2017-2018, 11,519 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cumberland College has changed over the last few years.

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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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Cumberland College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of the Cumberlands was 17.1%. This is the #1,000 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cumberland College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cumberland College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 24%
Business, Management & Marketing 25%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 48%
Computer & Information Sciences 48%
Computer Information Systems 87%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 9%
Curriculum & Instruction 10%
Education 7%
Educational Administration 18%
General Business/Commerce 21%
General Psychology 48%
Health Professions 44%
Health Sciences & Services 81%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 9%
Human Services 19%
Information Technology 45%
Nursing 59%
Psychology 48%
Public Administration & Social Service 19%
Religious Education 25%
Special Education 13%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cumberland College 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 Cumberland College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Religious Education #9
Student Counseling #13
Health Sciences & Services #15
Human Services #22
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #27
Biblical Studies #36
Curriculum & Instruction #38
Information Technology #45
General Psychology #51
Special Education #57
Computer Information Systems #58
General Business/Commerce #61
Teacher Education Subject Specific #64
Psychology #73
Public Administration & Social Service #76
Theology & Religious Vocations #81
Educational Administration #90
Teacher Education Grade Specific #96
Computer & Information Sciences #123
Criminal Justice & Corrections #133
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #147
Nursing #194
Education #243
Business Administration & Management #289
Health Professions #326
Business, Management & Marketing #367

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of the Cumberlands awarded 1,246 undergraduate degrees and 5,614 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 13 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 27 0
Biblical Studies 0 0 11 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 137 65
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 151 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 16 0 0
Computer Information Systems 2 21 36 3
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 52 36 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 323 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 248 79
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0
General Biology 0 33 0 0
General Business/Commerce 6 93 0 0
General English Literature 0 9 0 0
General Psychology 6 69 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 41 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 27 0
History 0 6 0 0
Human Services 6 62 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 933 0
Journalism 0 2 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 2 0 0
Mathematics 0 8 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 19 0 0
Music 0 6 0 0
Nursing 0 62 14 0
Physics 0 3 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 0
Religious Education 0 24 0 0
Romance Languages 0 3 0 0
Special Education 0 0 120 0
Student Counseling 0 0 114 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 41 208 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 4 267 0
Total 46 1,200 5,304 310

References

*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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