Cumberland University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,200
3.55% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,528
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.18%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.2%
2,137 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,588
75.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.9%
90 Graduates

About

Cumberland University is a higher education institution located in Wilson County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Cumberland University were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (123 degrees awarded), General Business (64 degrees), and General Education (15 degrees).

In 2022, 657 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cumberland University. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (418 degrees), 6.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cumberland University is $25,200, which is $1,204 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cumberland University is $25,200, which is $1,204 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,528.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Cumberland University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cumberland University was $25,200. The cost of tuition at Cumberland University is $1,204 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,528
2022 Value
34.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cumberland University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,528. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cumberland University grew by 34.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,080
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cumberland University was of $9,080 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 10.3% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Cumberland University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.18%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cumberland University was 3.18%, which represents 18 out of the 566 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Cumberland University received 2,137 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 20.6% annual growth. Out of those 2,137 applicants, 1,415 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,588 students enrolled at Cumberland University in 2022.

Cumberland University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,415
Accepted Out of 2,137

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cumberland University was 66.2% (1,415 admissions from 2,137 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 57.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 20.6%, while admissions declined by −9%..

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Enrollment

Cumberland University had a total enrollment of 2,588 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cumberland University is 1,946 students and the part-time enrollment is 642. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Cumberland University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cumberland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.5% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 1.78% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.502% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0773% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cumberland University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Black or African American Male (6.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cumberland University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,588 students. The full-time enrollment at Cumberland University is 1,946 and the part-time enrollment is 642. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Cumberland University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cumberland University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Cumberland University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,489 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    273 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    158 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cumberland University is 57.5% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 6.11% Hispanic or Latino, 1.78% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.502% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0773% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 464 students (17.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 159 more women than men received degrees from Cumberland University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cumberland University is white (418 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Cumberland University is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (123 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (64 degrees) and General Education (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cumberland University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (136 degrees), and Business (201 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Accountants & auditors (1,047,147 people), Other managers (793,320 people), Financial managers (509,873 people), Chief executives & legislators (402,590 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (356,758 people).

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (136 degrees), Business (201 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and English (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (136 degrees), Business (201 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and English (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Elementary & secondary schools (883,245 people), Computer Systems Design (572,424 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (533,089 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (518,123 people), and Banking & related activities (512,150 people).

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (136 degrees), Business (201 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and English (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cumberland University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 65 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cumberland University was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

249
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
408
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 249 degrees were awarded to men at Cumberland University, which is 0.61 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (408).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Cumberland University in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.494 times less than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Cumberland University in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 2.02 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 40% of students graduating from Cumberland University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cumberland University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 30% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    418 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cumberland University is white (418 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

12.2% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    265 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    153 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cumberland University is white female (265 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (153 degrees).

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Operations

Cumberland University has an endowment valued at nearly $16M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−1.38%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Cumberland University had a total salary expenditure of 32.7M. Cumberland University employs 37 Instructors, 33 Assistant professors and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Cumberland University are Female Assistant professor (23), Female Instructor (22), and Male Instructor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cumberland University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

Endowment

$16M
2022 Endowment
0.0915%
growth from 2021

Cumberland University has an endowment valued at about $16M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cumberland University grew 0.0915% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.8M
2022 Salaries
9.81%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Cumberland University paid a median of $12.8M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($32.7M) and a 9.81% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.02M
Instructional Salaries
96
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cumberland University paid a total of $5.02M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cumberland University were Instructor with 37 employees, Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cumberland University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cumberland University was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Female Instructor with 22 employees, and Male Instructor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cumberland University.

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