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.