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Located in the heart of Appalachia, University of the Cumberlands (UC) is an institution of regional distinction that offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study, along with several pre-professional, graduate, and doctoral programs. With a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, UC is one of the largest and most affordable private universities in Kentucky. Cumberlands is devoted to preparing students for the future through innovative programs as well as hands-on, experiential learning and research.  

Programs

Tuition 

  • Undergraduate On-Campus - $9,875 inc. Free Textbooks*
  • Room & Board - $9,300
  • Undergraduate Online - Beginning at $199 per credit hour 
  • Graduate - Beginning at $315 per credit hour 

Enrollment

  • Undergraduate residential – 1,741
  • Undergraduate online – 1,640
  • Dual Enrolled (High School) – 493
  • Graduate – 13,092
  • Total enrollment – 16,966

University Profile

  • 43% of students are first-generation college students
  • Residential population is 52% men and 48% female
  • Residential students from 46 states
  • International students on main campus representing 32 different nations
  • Academic profile of Fall 2019 entering students
    • Average ACT – 21.4 (National average – 21.0)
    • Average Grade Point Average – 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
    • 22% were in the top 25% of their graduating class
  • Named College of Distinction 2018 & 2019 - CollegeofDistinction.com 
  • Highest ranked university in the south for Social Mobility - U.S. News & World Report 
  • Fastest Growing University in Kentucky in 2019 - Chronicle of Higher Education 
  • Named Safest College in Kentucky - Nuwber Research
  • Best online college in Kentucky - Senior Education Group

Athletics

  • Archery (Coed)
  • Baseball (Men)
  • Basketball (Men and Women)
  • Bowling (Men and Women)
  • Cheerleading (Coed)
  • Cross Country (Men and Women)
  • Dance (Coed)
  • ESports (Coed) 
  • Football (Men)
  • Golf (Men and Women)
  • Lacrosse (Men and Women)
  • Soccer (Men and Women)
  • Softball (Women)
  • Swimming and Diving (Men and Women)
  • Tennis (Men and Women)
  • Track and Field (Men and Women)
  • Volleyball (Women)
  • Wrestling (Men and Women)

 

 

* University of the Cumberlands is one of the most affordable regionally-accredited private universities in Kentucky and offers the state's lowest tuition rate based on published data from the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities.