Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee
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  • Private
    4 year
  • 2,500
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:14
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 16%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $19.1K
    Avg. Financial Aid
The mission of Cumberland University is to provide a contemporary liberal arts education to students seeking a high-quality, personalized college experience, which will allow them not only to have a successful and productive career, but to thrive intellectually, professionally, personally, and spiritually for a lifetime. Cumberland University has a long and rich history. But Cumberland’s focus is not on its past, it’s on the future. It’s not about the governors who’ve attended – it’s about helping students govern their lives. It’s not about the glorious names of the past – it’s about naming students’ futures. Cumberland is dedicated to doing the little things well, and that’s it's biggest and most powerful difference.


Founded 1842
Total Enrollment 2,550
Full-Time Undergraduate 2,500
Programs 31
Equivalencies 4,022 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
At Cumberland University, you can begin earning your two-year college degree today tuition-FREE.
Tuition and Fees:
Tuition is free with TN Reconnect
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Information for Transfer In Students

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Application Deadlines for Transfer

Rolling Admission
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Additional Information

Adult Learner Focused Institution:
Through TN Reconnect you can receive an associates degree tuition free with online and on-campus options available,
Veteran Friendly:
Flexible Options:
On ground for all associate degrees and online options available for Associates in Arts and Associates in Business.
Student Services Extended Hours:
Online tutoring service, emergency counseling and referral services
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Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
For admissions information for all prospective students (on-ground, transfer, graduate, international, transient, online/professional studies), visit this link:
Official Transcripts:
Cumberland requires the submission of official transcripts from every college/university attended, and high school transcript or GED
SAT/ACT Scores:
If you are 25 or older, this is not required.
Letters of Recommendation:
Not required
Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission may be required to submit a personal statement along with their application.
Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable $25 application fee.
Not required
Associates Degree Required:
We offer an associates of arts and associates of arts in business completely online along with 6 on campus programs. Please visit
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Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
All appropriate credits will be evaluated and transferred on a course-by-course basis for courses in which a C or better was earned and in which the course work is comparable in content and level and is applicable for a CU degree program.
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Virtual Tour

Brief overview of campus.

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Cumberland University

1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
United States
Main Phone:
(615) 444-2562


Transfer Admission Contact:
Amber Wilson
Director of Admissions
(615) 547-1243
Adult Learner Contact:
Jennette Fetters
Enrollment Specialist, Admissions
(615) 547-1226
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Last updated on 2/1/2022 by Cumberland University.