2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$28,459

Net Price

58%

Admitted

38%

Enrolled

53%

Graduation Rate

17/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Cumberland University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,540. In 2021, there were 15 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

15

Total Enrollment

2,540

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Cumberland University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology15
Total Graduates15
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,692 students applied to the Cumberland University. The university admitted 58% and 38% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Tennessee universities is 6,236. On average, all Tennessee institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Cumberland University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 61%. Compared to all Tennessee four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for Cumberland University is 53%, compared to 57% for all Tennessee universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 59%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CU to Tennessee Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Cumberland University to the average of all Tennessee four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CU

2,692

Applicants

58%

Percent Admitted

38%

Percent Enrolled

61%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

53%

Graduation Rate

TN Colleges

6,236

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 85 or 42% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 119 or 58% part-time faculty members employed at Cumberland University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 85 or 42%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CU

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

42%

Percent Full-Time

58%

Percent Part-Time

42%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TN Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

60%

Percent Full-Time

40%

Percent Part-Time

59%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Cumberland University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $24,336, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $7,500 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Cumberland University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Cumberland University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,990
On-Campus Living Expenses$6,180
Total Living Expenses$15,170
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$24,336
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,500
Total Undergraduate Expenses$41,006
In-State, Graduate Tuition$7,500
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$7,500
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Cumberland University is $28,459. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Cumberland University to all Tennessee universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CU

$41,006

Cost to Attend

$11,061

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$28,459

Net Price

TN Colleges

$38,189

Cost to Attend

$16,224

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,644

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 630 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,384 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $11,061.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,384$11,061
Pell Grants766$4,560
Federal Student Loans635$6,479
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Cumberland University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CU

2,384

Grant or Scholarship Aid

63%

Grants or Scholarships

766

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

635

Federal Student Loans

17%

Federal Student Loans

TN Colleges

4,167

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,615

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,978

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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