Cumberland University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,336
6.04% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,071
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.78%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
53.8%
2,872 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,704
72.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
53.9%
96 Graduates

About

Cumberland University is a higher education institution located in Wilson County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cumberland University were Registered Nursing (68 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees), and General Studies (15 degrees).

In 2020, 610 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cumberland University. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (400 degrees), 4.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cumberland University is $24,336, which is $1,806 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cumberland University is $24,336, which is $1,806 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,071.

In 2020, 99% of undergraduate students attending Cumberland University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,336
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Cumberland University was $24,336. The cost of tuition at Cumberland University is $1,806 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$27,071
2020 Value
1.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Cumberland University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,071. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Cumberland University grew by 1.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,960
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cumberland University was of $7,960 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.887% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

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 2020. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2019, when 98% 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.
6.78%
2018 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Cumberland University was 6.78%, which represents 32 out of the 472 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Cumberland University received 2,872 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.38% annual growth. Out of those 2,872 applicants, 1,544 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,704 students enrolled at Cumberland University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cumberland University has an overall enrollment yield of 41%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,544
Accepted Out of 2,872

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cumberland University was 53.8% (1,544 admissions from 2,872 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 61%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.38%, while admissions declined by −10.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Cumberland University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cumberland University has a total enrollment of 2,704 students. The full-time enrollment at Cumberland University is 1,966 students and the part-time enrollment is 738. This means that 72.7% of students enrolled at Cumberland University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cumberland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.8% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 4.92% Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% Asian, 0.666% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Cumberland University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.2%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Black or African American Male (7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.5%), followed by White Female (18.8%) and Black or African American Male (15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cumberland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,704 students. The full-time enrollment at Cumberland University is 1,966 and the part-time enrollment is 738. This means that 72.7% of students enrolled at Cumberland University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Cumberland University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,617
  2. Black or African American
    310
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    133

The enrolled student population at Cumberland University is 59.8% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 4.92% Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% Asian, 0.666% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 484 students (17.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 82 more women than men received degrees from Cumberland University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cumberland University is white (400 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (89 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cumberland University is Registered Nursing (68 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees) and General Studies (15 degrees).

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 (42 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (136 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,751,990 people), Secondary school teachers (384,572 people), Education administrators (258,799 people), Other managers (165,190 people), and Special education teachers (160,480 people).

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (136 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), and Education (61 degrees).

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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, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (136 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), and Education (61 degrees).

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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 (2,803,787 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (356,760 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (265,612 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (188,400 people), and Construction (112,631 people).

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (136 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), and Education (61 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 15 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cumberland University was Registered Nursing with 68 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

264
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
346
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 264 degrees were awarded to men at Cumberland University, which is 0.763 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (346).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Cumberland University in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.597 times less than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 72 degrees were awarded to women at Cumberland University in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.67 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from Cumberland University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cumberland University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 16.7% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    400 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cumberland University is white (400 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (89 degrees).

14.6% of degree recipients (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    234 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    166 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cumberland University is white female (234 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (166 degrees).

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Operations

Cumberland University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $670k (5.32%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Cumberland University had a total salary expenditure of $29M. Cumberland University employs 34 Assistant professors, 17 Instructors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Cumberland University are Female Assistant professors (30), Male Instructors(10), and Male Professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cumberland University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 42 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, and Management with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.6M
2020 Endowment
1.88%
growth from 2019

Cumberland University has an endowment valued at about $12.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Cumberland University grew 1.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.41M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Cumberland University received $4.41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.1M
2020 Salaries
6.7%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Cumberland University paid a median of $11.1M in salaries, which represents 38.3% of their overall expenditure ($29M) and a 6.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.87% growth from 2018 and a 10.4% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.36M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2020, Cumberland University paid a total of $4.36M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cumberland University were Assistant professor with 34 employees; Instructor with 17 employees; and Instructor with 15 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cumberland University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; and Management with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cumberland University was Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, Male Instructor with 10 employees, and Male Professor with 10 employees.

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

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