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Is CU a Good School for the Money?

Cumberland University Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if CU is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Within Tennessee, CU is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.

Below Average Tennessee Value
Below Average Tennessee Quality

Cumberland University is ranked #35 out of #42 in Tennessee for quality and #34 out of #36 for Tennessee value.

This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.

State Value Ranking  34 out of 36
Great Value
State Value Score  5.56 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if CU offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Cumberland University is ranked #1,273 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Cumberland University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1273 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  13.52 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Grand Canyon University $111,896 D
Adams State University $116,725 D-
Southwestern Assemblies of God University $126,052 F
Cumberland University $126,113 F
Montana State University - Billings $126,565 F
Kentucky Wesleyan College $144,761 F
Life University $152,002 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $126,113 for a CU Degree

The average CU student's degree will cost an estimated $126,113. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $28,468 and a typical 4.43 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $28,468
Average Years to Graduate 4.43
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $126,113

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about CU cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$124,638 In-State With Aid
$173,789 Avg Cost No Aid
4.43 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how CU value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $173,789 #1,308 F
All Students $126,113 #1,273 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $124,638 #1,357 F
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $173,789 #33 F
All Students $126,113 #34 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $124,638 #35 F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Tennessee.

About 100% of CU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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