University of the Cumberlands

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$22,640

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,212

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.57%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.4%

2,301 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,097

31.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

40.9%

163 Graduates

About

University of the Cumberlands is a higher education institution located in Whitley County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the Cumberlands were General Business (82 degrees awarded), General Human Services (61 degrees), and General Psychology (52 degrees).

In 2017, 2,004 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Cumberlands. 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,562 degrees), 6.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (230 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $22,640, which is $-3,860 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $22,640, which is $-3,860 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,212.

In 2017, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,640

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of the Cumberlands was $22,640. The cost of tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $-3,860 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$19,212

2017 Value

9.04%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of the Cumberlands had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,212. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of the Cumberlands grew by 9.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,875

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Cumberlands was of $7,875 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.28% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at University of the Cumberlands received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.39% with respect to 2016, when 59% 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.

6.57%

2016 Default Rate

109

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Cumberlands was 6.57%, which represents 109 out of the 1658 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

University of the Cumberlands received 2,301 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.41% annual growth. Out of those 2,301 applicants, 1,711 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,097 students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands in 2017, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Cumberlands has an overall enrollment yield of 25.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,711

Accepted Out of 2,301

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Cumberlands was 74.4% (1,711 admissions from 2,301 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.41%, while admissions grew by 6.41%.

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SAT Scores

17%

Submission Percentage

71

Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Cumberlands in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Cumberlands has a total enrollment of 10,097 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is 3,176 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,921. This means that 31.5% of students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the Cumberlands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.6% White, 3.06% Black or African American, 1.55% Hispanic or Latino, 0.396% Asian, 0.208% Two or More Races, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0495% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Black or African American Male (2.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Black or African American Female (2.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Cumberlands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,097 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is 3,176 and the part-time enrollment is 6,921. This means that 31.5% of students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

2017 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 University of the Cumberlands was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of the Cumberlands had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,403

  2. Black or African American

    309

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    156

The enrolled student population at University of the Cumberlands is 43.6% White, 3.06% Black or African American, 1.55% Hispanic or Latino, 0.396% Asian, 0.208% Two or More Races, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0495% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 2,594 students (25.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 632 more women than men received degrees from University of the Cumberlands. The majority of degree recipients at University of the Cumberlands are white (1,562 degrees awarded). There were 6.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (230 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Cumberlands is General Business (82 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Services (61 degrees) and General Psychology (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the Cumberlands, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (1,219 degrees awarded), Theology (29 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (64 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 University of the Cumberlands are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,965,054 people), Secondary school teachers (311,614 people), Education administrators (302,468 people), Social workers, all other (300,025 people), and Other managers (199,027 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Education (1,219 degrees awarded), Theology (29 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (64 degrees), Protective Services (85 degrees), and Psychology (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 University of the Cumberlands are Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Nurse anesthetists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Education (1,219 degrees awarded), Theology (29 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (64 degrees), Protective Services (85 degrees), and Psychology (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 University of the Cumberlands are Elementary & secondary schools (3,023,695 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (397,945 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (376,046 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (321,496 people), and Individual & family services (261,130 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Education (1,219 degrees awarded), Theology (29 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (64 degrees), Protective Services (85 degrees), and Psychology (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 University of the Cumberlands.

Most Common

  1. 82 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Cumberlands was General Business with 82 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 686

  2. 1,318

In 2017, 686 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Cumberlands, which is 0.52 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,318).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 92 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Cumberlands in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 0.414 times less than the 222 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 238 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Cumberlands in Reading Teacher Education, which is 39.7 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from University of the Cumberlands completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Cumberlands is Female and White (50% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,562 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    230 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Cumberlands is white (1,562 degrees awarded). There were 6.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (230 degrees).

11.5% of degree recipients (230 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,072 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    490 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Cumberlands is white female (1,072 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (490 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Cumberlands has an endowment valued at nearly $81.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.48M (9.19%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of the Cumberlands had a total salary expenditure of $58.2M. University of the Cumberlands employs 85 Associate professors, 56 Assistant professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at University of the Cumberlands are Male Associate professors (44), Female Associate professors(41), and Male Professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands are: Office and Administrative Support, with 124 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 52 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$81.5M

2017 Endowment

13.8%

growth from 2016

University of the Cumberlands has an endowment valued at about $81.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Cumberlands grew 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $205M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of the Cumberlands received $0 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

$24M

2017 Salaries

1.19%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of the Cumberlands paid a median of $24M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($58.2M) and a 1.19% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.4% growth from 2015 and a 10.8% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.8M

Instructional Salaries

194

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of the Cumberlands paid a total of $10.8M to 194 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

85 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

124 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands were Associate professor with 85 employees; Assistant professor with 56 employees; and Assistant professor with 49 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands were Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands was Male Associate professor with 44 employees, Female Associate professor with 41 employees, and Male Professor with 32 employees.

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

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