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Cumberland University opens new learning center in Macon County


After about a year of planning Cumberland University administrators, local officials, and members of the community officially opened a new learning center in Lafayette. The center will be the home for dual enrollment and other adult non-traditional courses offered by Cumberland University.

The center began operations Monday afternoon with a ribbon cutting celebration attended by nearly 50 people.

Initially, Cumberland University will be offering two dual enrollment courses: College Algebra (MATH-111) and Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (CIS-170). Other courses are being explored as well. The University is also accepting applications from the adult non-traditional population as well.

The site, located in the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) and Career Center office on Highway 52 in Lafayette, will allow students at Macon County and Red Boiling Springs High Schools the opportunity to earn college credit from Cumberland University. And, because it fulfills Cumberland’s general education requirements, course credit will apply to students pursuing any major at the University.

The dual enrollment partnership between Macon County and Cumberland University will allow students to better prepare themselves for college and even earn college credit while still in high school.

Individuals who are interested in enrolling in the dual enrollment program or would like to inquire about other programs should contact the University at 615-547-1220 - or email For information is available online at