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Cumberlands making it easier for executive students to earn degrees

University of the Cumberlands strives to provide an accessible, quality education to people from all backgrounds. In keeping with that mission, the university has received official approval for the addition of several new off-campus instructional sites. These sites will allow students in the respectable regions across the nation to access Cumberlands’ programs – and the residency requirements – more easily.

The university is now approved for off-campus instructional sites in California (Bay Area); Lincroft, New Jersey; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Seattle, Washington; Dallas, Texas; Washington, D.C.; and Florence, Kentucky. Cumberlands also hosts executive programs at its main campus in Williamsburg, Kentucky.  The University will begin offering courses at the newly approved sites in the coming semesters.

“With the rising need for quality educational programs nationwide, we have worked to continually add or revise academic programs to better meet our students’ needs and current workforce expectations,” said Dr. Larry L. Cockrum, university President. “These additional sites are another step toward ensuring that everyone who wants a quality education can receive it, no matter where they live. At the end of the day, that’s our main goal.”

University of the Cumberlands offers graduate programs in hybrid (executive) formats and are available to both international and domestic students. Residency days include personalized interaction with UC faculty and renowned guest speakers, tying course topics to current business trends. Currently, the university offers 15 executive format degree programs, including executive MBA, executive master’s in information systems security, and executive PhD in leadership studies, among others. Cumberlands recently completed their recertification process with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“We are excited to add these off-campus instructional site options to our executive students,” said Dr. Pamela Smith, Executive Director of Graduate International Programs and Principal Designated School Official (PDSO). “We are confident that this opportunity will allow students from all regions of the U.S. to have access to the same quality and affordable education we strive to provide here at our main campus in Williamsburg, KY.”

The addition of the new off-campus instructional sites comes following recertification of University of the Cumberlands as a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified school through the Department of Homeland Security. Cumberlands’ executive format programs are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

In the past few years especially, graduates from Cumberlands’ executive programs have made headlines for their impactful research in information technology, data security, and healthcare. To see some of the ways Cumberlands graduates are making their mark on the world, visit 

To learn more about Cumberlands’ executive program format, available academic programs, or university accolades, visit