University of the Cumberlands

Also known as Cumberland College

6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, KY

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University of the Cumberlands is a nonprofit private institution located in Williamsburg, KY and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The school's Baptist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Enrollment at Cumberland College is nearly 3,300 annually.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • English Language And Literature

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 19 - 24 on the ACT or 860 - 1040 on the SAT are required to greatly increase the chance of getting accepted. Approximately 70% of all students that applied were admitted at Cumberland College, with 25% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $20,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Students attending Cumberland College may qualify for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Cumberland College "Patriots" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study offered, and much more can be accessed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the students Cumberland College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is about 6,300, where graduate students make up roughly 7% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $21,000-$25,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $660 to $790 per unit
  • On-campus housing and meals are estimated to cost around $9,600, the amount includes the serving of nineteen meals each week
  • Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$17,047
Receiving Student Loans71%$5,226

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of the Cumberlands may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling

Graduation Rates

University of the Cumberlands has an overall graduation rate which is around 43%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2014)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of the Cumberlands is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-South Conference)
  • Basketball (Mid-South Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mid-South Conference)
  • Football (Mid-South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



    English Language and Literature

    Foreign Languages and Literature

    Health and Clinical Professions


    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact University of the Cumberlands for official up-to-date information.

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