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University of the Cumberlands was recently ranked among the best online universities in the nation.

University of the Cumberlands was recently ranked among the best online universities in the nation according to EDsmart. Cumberlands was ranked number one in Kentucky and number seven in the nation, among nonprofit online universities reviewed by the organization. The list was released by EDsmart, a leading higher education research organization, who based their ranking on affordability, academic quality, student satisfaction and outcomes, the number of online students, and post-graduate earnings.

Notably, Cumberlands ranked higher than such universities as SNHU, Liberty, Johns Hopkins, Purdue, and Baylor. The article notes, “Cumberlands provides online access to academic advising, tutoring, technical support, library services, counseling, disability services, and more,” and that some degrees at UC can be completed in as little as 18 months. Cumberlands works with students and their needs, even offering free textbooks to every student, in-seat or online.

Online colleges are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, as they allow flexibility for students who want to work full-time or have other responsibilities. Cumberlands has stepped up to meet that need and works to provide a quality education to its students. 

University of the Cumberlands also recently made Money Magazine’s Best Colleges list based on the quality of education, affordability, and student outcomes. The university was also recently ranked among 2023’s best graduate schools in the nation. To learn more about these accolades and others, visit www.ucumberlands.edu/news. 

University of the Cumberlands continues to develop the programs and resources it offers its students. Cumberlands now offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree and has received approval for several new off-campus instructional sites in the last month, meaning UC students have the option to visit campuses in the Bay Area of California; Lincroft, New Jersey; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Seattle, Washington; Dallas, Texas; Washington, D.C.; and Florence, Kentucky, as well as Cumberlands’ main campus in Williamsburg, KY.

Read the full article listing the nation’s top non-profit online universities at www.edsmart.org/best-non-profit-online-colleges.

University of the Cumberlands offers more than 40 academic programs for undergraduates and graduates. Learn more at www.ucumberlands.edu/academics.