University of the Cumberlands

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,875
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,764
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.39%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81.4%
2,414 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
19,110
28% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
40%
161 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 Registered Nursing (85 degrees awarded), General Business (85 degrees), and General Human Services (65 degrees).

In 2020, 4,149 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Cumberlands. 48.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (1,332 degrees), 1.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (920 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $9,875, which is $−18,754 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $9,875, which is $−18,754 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,764.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending University of the Cumberlands received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,875
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of the Cumberlands was $9,875. The cost of tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $−18,754 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$13,764
2020 Value
15.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of the Cumberlands had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,764. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of the Cumberlands grew by 15.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,791
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Cumberlands was of $8,791 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 5.87% 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

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at University of the Cumberlands received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 17.5% with respect to 2019, when 63% 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.
5.39%
2018 Default Rate
102
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Cumberlands was 5.39%, which represents 102 out of the 1892 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 2,414 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.82% annual decline. Out of those 2,414 applicants, 1,966 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.4% acceptance rate.

There were 19,110 students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands in 2020, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Cumberlands has an overall enrollment yield of 33%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,966
Accepted Out of 2,414

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Cumberlands was 81.4% (1,966 admissions from 2,414 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.82%, while admissions declined by −2.14%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
85
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Cumberlands in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Cumberlands has a total enrollment of 19,110 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is 5,355 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,755. This means that 28% 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 8.8% White, 1.11% Asian, 0.513% Black or African American, 0.476% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0733% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0314% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.00523% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (5.62%), followed by White Male (4.02%) and Asian Male (0.453%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (8.61%), followed by White Male (4.06%) and Black or African American Male (0.392%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Cumberlands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,110 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is 5,355 and the part-time enrollment is 13,755. This means that 28% of students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral 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 University of the Cumberlands was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    1,681
  2. Asian
    212
  3. Black or African American
    98

The enrolled student population at University of the Cumberlands is 8.8% White, 1.11% Asian, 0.513% Black or African American, 0.476% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0733% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0314% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.00523% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 13,644 students (71.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 109 fewer women than men received degrees from University of the Cumberlands. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the Cumberlands is unknown (1,332 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (920 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Cumberlands is Registered Nursing (85 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (85 degrees) and General Human Services (65 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 Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,755 degrees awarded), Education (1,251 degrees), and Psychology (262 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 (1,787,744 people), Software developers (454,433 people), Secondary school teachers (385,549 people), Education administrators (295,401 people), and Social workers, all other (250,493 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,755 degrees awarded), Education (1,251 degrees), Psychology (262 degrees), Theology (30 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (68 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,755 degrees awarded), Education (1,251 degrees), Psychology (262 degrees), Theology (30 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (68 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 (3,016,020 people), Computer Systems Design (564,673 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (426,768 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (349,309 people), and Individual & family services (258,477 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,755 degrees awarded), Education (1,251 degrees), Psychology (262 degrees), Theology (30 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (68 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. 85 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 85 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 65 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Cumberlands was Registered Nursing with 85 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,129
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,020
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,129 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Cumberlands, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,020).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 990 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Cumberlands in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 3.94 times more than the 251 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 251 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Cumberlands in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 0.254 times less than the 990 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 23% 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, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Cumberlands is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.86% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    1,332 degrees awarded
  2. White
    920 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Cumberlands is unknown (1,332 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (920 degrees).

32.1% of degree recipients (1,332 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    643 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    277 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the Cumberlands is white female (643 degrees awarded). There were 2.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (277 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Cumberlands has an endowment valued at nearly $81.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.47M (1.81%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of the Cumberlands had a total salary expenditure of $96.9M. University of the Cumberlands employs 99 Associate professors, 76 Assistant professors, and 59 Professors. Most academics at University of the Cumberlands are Female Associate professors (51), Male Associate professors(48), and Female Assistant professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands are: Office and Administrative Support, with 90 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 72 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$81.5M
2020 Endowment
0.738%
growth from 2019

University of the Cumberlands has an endowment valued at about $81.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Cumberlands grew 0.738% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $220M 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. $2.6M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of the Cumberlands received $2.6M 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

$40.3M
2020 Salaries
14.3%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of the Cumberlands paid a median of $40.3M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($96.9M) and a 14.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.8% growth from 2018 and a 28.8% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.3M
Instructional Salaries
242
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of the Cumberlands paid a total of $15.3M to 242 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
99 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
90 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands were Associate professor with 99 employees; Assistant professor with 76 employees; and Assistant professor with 59 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands were Office and Administrative Support with 90 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 72 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands was Female Associate professor with 51 employees, Male Associate professor with 48 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 48 employees.

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

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