Cumberland University


One Cumberland Square, Lebanon, TN 37087-3554
(615 444-2562 -phone
(615) 444-2569 - fax
Toll-Free - (800) 467-0562

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, stretching back nearly 170 years. 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. 

Cumberland’s small size means more time devoted to students. Cumberland is big on student success and devoted to the smallest details to equip students to succeed in tomorrow’s marketplace. So think small. Big things await students at Cumberland University.

Vital Statistics

Fall 2014 Enrollment: Graduate 227 - Undergraduate 1,254

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid From Any Source: 90%

Tuition and Fees: $20,200

Room and Board: $7,800

Founded: 1842

Degrees Offered: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's

Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2013 to Spring 2014: 451

Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1