Cumberland University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,950
5.08% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,787
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.95%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
61%
2,833 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,550
73.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.9%
91 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 (112 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees), and General Psychology (20 degrees).

In 2019, 652 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cumberland University. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (385 degrees), 2.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (131 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cumberland University is $22,950, which is $924 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cumberland University is $22,950, which is $924 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,787.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,950
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Cumberland University was $22,950. The cost of tuition at Cumberland University is $924 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$26,787
2019 Value
8.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Cumberland University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,787. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Cumberland University grew by 8.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,890
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cumberland University was of $7,890 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.92% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Cumberland University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2018, when 97% 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.
7.95%
2017 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Cumberland University was 7.95%, which represents 38 out of the 478 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 2,833 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 22.7% annual growth. Out of those 2,833 applicants, 1,729 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61% acceptance rate.

There were 2,550 students enrolled at Cumberland University in 2019, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cumberland University has an overall enrollment yield of 40.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,729
Accepted Out of 2,833

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cumberland University was 61% (1,729 admissions from 2,833 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 61.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 22.7%, while admissions grew by 21.5%.

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage
49
Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Cumberland University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cumberland University has a total enrollment of 2,550 students. The full-time enrollment at Cumberland University is 1,880 students and the part-time enrollment is 670. This means that 73.7% of students enrolled at Cumberland University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cumberland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.4% White, 11% Black or African American, 4.98% Hispanic or Latino, 1.33% Asian, 0.706% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.157% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cumberland University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.2%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Male (6.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (32.1%), followed by White Female (26.4%) and Black or African American Male (9.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cumberland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,550 students. The full-time enrollment at Cumberland University is 1,880 and the part-time enrollment is 670. This means that 73.7% of students enrolled at Cumberland University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2019 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 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,539
  2. Black or African American
    281
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    127

The enrolled student population at Cumberland University is 60.4% White, 11% Black or African American, 4.98% Hispanic or Latino, 1.33% Asian, 0.706% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.157% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 471 students (18.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 138 more women than men received degrees from Cumberland University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cumberland University is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (131 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cumberland University is Registered Nursing (112 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees) and General Psychology (20 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 (34 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), and Education (99 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 (1,624,954 people), Accountants & auditors (1,005,577 people), Other managers (782,242 people), Secondary school teachers (565,913 people), and Financial managers (506,734 people).

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Education (99 degrees), Business (163 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (98 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 Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Surgeons, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Education (99 degrees), Business (163 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (98 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 (3,179,308 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (545,416 people), Computer Systems Design (526,732 people), Banking & related activities (507,321 people), and Construction (439,721 people).

The most specialized majors at Cumberland University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (37 degrees), Education (99 degrees), Business (163 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (98 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. 112 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 20 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cumberland University was Registered Nursing with 112 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

257
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
395
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Cumberland University, which is 0.651 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (395).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Cumberland University in Telecommunications Technology, which is 36 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 96 degrees were awarded to women at Cumberland University in Registered Nursing, which is 6 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from Cumberland University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cumberland University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 18.7% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    385 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    131 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cumberland University is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (131 degrees).

20.1% of degree recipients (131 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    255 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cumberland University is white female (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (130 degrees).

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Operations

Cumberland University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−37 (−0.000299%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Cumberland University had a total salary expenditure of $26.9M. Cumberland University employs 37 Assistant professors, 29 Instructors, and 17 Associate professors. Most academics at Cumberland University are Female Assistant professors (27), Female Instructors(16), and Male Instructors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cumberland University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.4M
2019 Endowment
3.35%
growth from 2018

Cumberland University has an endowment valued at about $12.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Cumberland University grew 3.35% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.1M 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. $3.57M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Cumberland University received $3.57M 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

$10.4M
2019 Salaries
4.87%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Cumberland University paid a median of $10.4M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($26.9M) and a 4.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.4% growth from 2017 and a 4.91% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.46M
Instructional Salaries
95
Number of Employees

In 2019, Cumberland University paid a total of $5.46M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 52.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cumberland University were Assistant professor with 37 employees; Instructor with 29 employees; and Instructor with 17 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cumberland University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees; and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cumberland University was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Female Instructor with 16 employees, and Male Instructor with 13 employees.

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

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