University of the Cumberlands

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$22,640

9.69% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,619

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.74%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

70.9%

2,269 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,652

37.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.6%

190 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 (77 degrees awarded), General Psychology (51 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (42 degrees).

In 2016, 1,688 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Cumberlands. 69.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,401 degrees), 8.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $22,640, which is $-3,216 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $22,640, which is $-3,216 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,619.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,640

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of the Cumberlands was $22,640. The cost of tuition at University of the Cumberlands is $-3,216 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$17,619

2016 Value

6.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of the Cumberlands had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,619. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of the Cumberlands grew by 6.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,625

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Cumberlands was of $7,625 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.39% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at University of the Cumberlands received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 10.6% with respect to 2015, when 66% 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.

6.74%

2015 Default Rate

114

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Cumberlands was 6.74%, which represents 114 out of the 1691 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 2,269 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.66% annual decline. Out of those 2,269 applicants, 1,608 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.9% acceptance rate.

There were 7,652 students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands in 2016, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Cumberlands has an overall enrollment yield of 26.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,608

Accepted Out of 2,269

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Cumberlands was 70.9% (1,608 admissions from 2,269 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -6.66%, while admissions declined by -3.13%.

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SAT Scores

11%

Submission Percentage

46

Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Cumberlands in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Cumberlands has a total enrollment of 7,652 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is 2,843 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,809. This means that 37.2% 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 67.5% White, 4.82% Black or African American, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Asian, 0.392% Two or More Races, 0.301% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0653% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Black or African American Male (3.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (54.8%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.18%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Cumberlands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,652 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Cumberlands is 2,843 and the part-time enrollment is 4,809. This means that 37.2% of students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2016 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 (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

    5,165

  2. Black or African American

    369

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    165

The enrolled student population at University of the Cumberlands is 67.5% White, 4.82% Black or African American, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 2.06% Asian, 0.392% Two or More Races, 0.301% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0653% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 662 more women than men received degrees from University of the Cumberlands. The majority of degree recipients at University of the Cumberlands are white (1,401 degrees awarded). There were 8.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Cumberlands is General Business (77 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (51 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (42 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 (1,148 degrees awarded), Theology (26 degrees), and Psychology (94 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 (1,972,988 people), Secondary school teachers (320,286 people), Education administrators (290,319 people), Counselors (259,772 people), and Miscellaneous managers (226,243 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Education (1,148 degrees awarded), Theology (26 degrees), Psychology (94 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Protective Services (67 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Education (1,148 degrees awarded), Theology (26 degrees), Psychology (94 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Protective Services (67 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 (3,020,779 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (418,431 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (369,826 people), Hospitals (342,357 people), and Individual & family services (196,716 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Cumberlands are Education (1,148 degrees awarded), Theology (26 degrees), Psychology (94 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees), and Protective Services (67 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. 77 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Cumberlands was General Business with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 513

  2. 1,175

In 2016, 513 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Cumberlands, which is 0.437 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,175).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 78 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Cumberlands in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 0.426 times less than the 183 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 269 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Cumberlands in Reading Teacher Education, which is 29.9 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 25% 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, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (51.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Cumberlands is Female and White (51.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    1,401 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    159 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Cumberlands is white (1,401 degrees awarded). There were 8.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

9.42% of degree recipients (159 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    980 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    421 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Cumberlands is white female (980 degrees awarded). There were 2.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (421 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Cumberlands has an endowment valued at nearly $75.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.79M (6.36%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of the Cumberlands had a total expenditure of $49.8M. Of that $49.8M, they spent $21M on salaries and $49.8M on benefits.

University of the Cumberlands employs 65 Associate professors, 50 Professors, and 43 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of the Cumberlands are Male Associate professors (34), Male Professors(33), and Female Associate professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands are: Office and Administrative Support, with 93 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$75.3M

2015 Endowment

1.66%

decline from 2014

University of the Cumberlands has an endowment valued at about $75.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Cumberlands declined 1.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $196M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $600k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of the Cumberlands received $600k 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

Primary Expenses

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$21M

Salary Expenditure

$49.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of the Cumberlands had a total expenditure of $49.8M. Of that $49.8M, they spent $21M on salaries and $49.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$21M

2015 Salaries

10.8%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of the Cumberlands paid a median of $21M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($49.8M) and a 10.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.3% growth from 2013 and a 9.11% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.99M

Instructional Salaries

148

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of the Cumberlands paid a total of $7.99M to 148 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

65 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

93 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands were Associate professor with 65 employees; Professor with 50 employees; and Professor with 43 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands were Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees; and Management with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Cumberlands was Male Associate professor with 34 employees, Male Professor with 33 employees, and Female Associate professor with 31 employees.

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

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