Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee
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  • Private
    4 year
  • 2,652
    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 3,072
Full-Time Undergraduate 2,652
Programs 31
Equivalencies 4,071 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. Following your graduation with your Associate's degree, we have the CU Promise and Phoenix Promise Scholarships in place to help fund your Bachelor's degree.
Tuition and Fees:
Tuition is free with TN Reconnect.
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Information for Transfer In Students

Accepts Transfers:
Credit for Prior Learning:
This is a conditional process and would be handled by the Dean of your Program in the Registration process.
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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:
2.75 GPA If you do not meet this requirement, you will have the opportunity to complete a Personal Statement for review by our Admissions Committee.
Official Transcripts:
Cumberland requires the submission of official transcripts from every college/university attended, and high school transcript or GED.
SAT/ACT Scores:
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. Contact if you require an application fee waiver.
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:
Generally, grades that are a C or above from a regionally accredited institution will transfer to Cumberland University. To evaluate your specific situation please send an official transcript to for evaluation.
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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


Adult Learner Contact:
Tina Olin
Enrollment Specialist, Admissions
Director of Enrollment Services:
Kari Smith
Director of Enrollment Services, Admissions
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Last updated on 1/26/2024 by Cumberland University.