College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.
Cumberland University was awarded 35 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general education.
College Factual ranked CU as #1,572 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CU held the #1,579 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Out of the 45 colleges in Tennessee, CU is ranked at #30.
If you're applying to Cumberland University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 54%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.
Learn more about Cumberland University admissions.
With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Cumberland University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Cumberland University is 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Cumberland University is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.
When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at CU is 26%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Cumberland University.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,397 undergraduates at CU with 1,886 being full-time and 511 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CU, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $5,554 a year. That adds up to $22,216 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at CU is 6.7%. 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.
See which majors at Cumberland University make the most money.
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Contact details for CU are given below.
|Address:||1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon, TN 37087|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Health & Physical Education||36||NA|
|Business Administration & Management||30||$33,915|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||16||$31,267|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||15||NA|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||13||NA|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||13||NA|
Learn more about the majors offered at Cumberland University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.
In 2019-2020, 53 students took at least one online class at Cumberland University. This is a decrease from the 59 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*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.
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