Greetings From the Provost
Welcome to the Academic Affairs section of the Cumberland University website. I am pleased that you are taking time to explore our institution.
Our faculty and staff wish to partner with you for success. At Cumberland you will find excellent and caring professors, an excellent professional staff, and a fine curriculum which is designed to aid you in achieving your educational goals.
Become an involved student both inside and outside of the classroom. Be diligent in your course work and take pride in your scholarship. Enjoy campus life, make friends, and participate in many of the social activities and enjoy our beautiful campus.
Whether you are an entering freshman, transfer, or adult student, College should be an exciting time for professional growth and new learning. Remember, the collegiate experience is what you make of it. Make it grand!
One of the most important aspects of college is earning your degree.
At CU, our curriculum blends traditional liberal arts values with modern practical approaches. We provide our students with a well-rounded background in a variety of subjects ranging from the humanities to the sciences.
Whether you want to impact the next generation as a teacher, care with confidence in healthcare, or be a pioneer in tomorrow’s top industries, we take your success personally and help you rise academically to prepare you for a fulfilling career.
Discover the program that best fits you
We offer over 80 programs of study through three distinct schools where our core liberal arts curriculum is incorporated into all our programs of study.
We strive every day to inspire our students to rise and fulfill their greatest potential. Enroll in a college experience that blends the arts and humanities with practical knowledge and skills to position you for a lifetime of success.
Fast-track your career without putting it on hold. We offer nine graduate degree programs designed to fit into your busy life. Choose a fully online, face-to-face, or hybrid program to meet your goals, on your schedule.
There may be times when you need help with a tough class. The Office of Student Success is your place for academic support when you need it. They provide academic support through tutoring, mentoring and academic assistance. They have the tools necessary for you to be successful, whether that means helping you pass your hardest class or turning a B into an A!
Records & Registrar
For information on class registration, schedules, transcripts, graduation and more, the Office of the Registrar is ready to help.
The Vise Library houses numerous resources including, 40,000+ volumes plus an additional 45,000 full-text ebooks. Students have access to an inter-library service where you can check out books from other libraries for free. Beyond resources, databases and archives, the library also provides a computer lab and individual computer stations for studying and completing assignments. You’ll also have access to conference rooms, private study rooms, and meeting spaces to study and work with your classmates.
Schools of Excellence
Three schools compose Cumberland University: The Millard and J.J. Oakley School of Humanities, Education & the Arts; The Labry School of Science, Technology, & Business; and The Rudy School of Nursing & Health Professions. Within each of these schools you’ll find faculty eager to teach, exceptional academic resources, and unique opportunities for professional development.
Faculty who truly care about you
Teaching is a work of heart – and our faculty have a heart for our students. At CU you have a whole village of fans cheering you on and celebrating your success every step of the way. Our faculty are available to talk through your challenges and mentor you one-on-one. They advise you as you make important academic decisions and share their knowledge and time to help you prepare to take on the world when you graduate. They’re some of the most disciplined and dedicated people we know who are 100% committed to you, your success, and your goals.
It all starts with the application.
Before your academic journey can begin, you must take the first step and apply. We have enrollment specialists ready to guide you through the entire admissions process and answer all of your questions so you feel confident and ready for your first day at CU.