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University of the Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Williamsburg is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

45 Undergraduate Degrees
1,359 Graduate Degrees
$15,792 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
74% Acceptance Rate

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University of the Cumberlands Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Cumberlands has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Online Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cumberlands.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of the Cumberlands?

Location of University of the Cumberlands

Contact details for Cumberlands are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606-549-2200

How Do I Get Into Cumberlands?

You can apply to Cumberlands online at:

Admission Requirements for Cumberlands

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cumberlands?

74% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 74%, Cumberlands may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to Cumberlands submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 450 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 460 to 560 )
Cumberlands received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of the Cumberlands  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford University of the Cumberlands?

$15,792 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cumberlands is $15,792. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cumberlands, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,806 a year. That adds up to $31,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cumberlands is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of the Cumberlands Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,974 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,262 undergraduate students at Cumberlands, with 1,974 being full-time and 1,288 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cumberlands

There are also 10,210 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,974 full-time undergraduates at Cumberlands, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cumberlands

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the Cumberlands students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cumberlands Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 751
International Students 71
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,088

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at University of the Cumberlands. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 65 countries are represented at Cumberlands. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at University of the Cumberlands

6,473 Took All Classes Online
11,519 Took At Least One Class Online
17.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 25 master’s degree programs available online at Cumberlands. In 2017-2018, 11,519 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cumberlands has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Cumberlands

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of the Cumberlands was 17.1%. This is the #672 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cumberlands regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cumberlands majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Art Education 56%
Business Education 20%
Curriculum & Instruction 10%
Curriculum & Instruction 10%
Educational Administration 18%
Elementary Education 19%
General Special Education 13%
Music Education 57%
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 18%
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 12%
Secondary Education 3%
Special Education 13%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cumberlands ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cumberlands.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Art Education #2
Social Studies Education #3
Business Education #4
Health Education #6
Other Educational Administration & Supervision #8
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching #9
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching #10
Music Education #11
Student Counseling #13
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #13
Secondary Education #18
Reading Teacher Education #25
Elementary Education #31
General Special Education #36
Curriculum & Instruction #38
Curriculum & Instruction #38
Special Education #57
Teacher Education Subject Specific #64
Educational Administration #90
Teacher Education Grade Specific #96

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of the Cumberlands Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 248 79 327
Curriculum & Instruction 0 323 0 323
Reading Teacher Education 0 224 0 224
Elementary Education 38 117 0 155
General Special Education 0 120 0 120
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 114 0 114
Secondary Education 0 58 0 58
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 3 33 0 36
Social Studies Education 1 11 0 12
Business Education 0 10 0 10
Art Education 0 9 0 9
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 8 0 8
Music Education 3 4 0 7
Health Education 0 1 0 1
Computer Teacher Education 0 0 0 0
Spanish Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 45 1,280 79 1,404


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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