Cumberland Announces New Online Programs with Tennessee Reconnect

Cumberland University announced that it will now offer two associate degree opportunities fully online in coordination with the Tennessee (TN) Reconnect program. This comes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Cumberland will offer both the Associate of Arts and Associate of Arts in Business programs fully online to adult learners looking to further their education and prepare for future career opportunities.

“CU is proud to offer these degrees fully online now,” said university President Dr. Paul Stumb. “Especially during times of great uncertainty, we want to provide our students with all of the skills and resources necessary so that they can thrive intellectually, professionally and personally for a lifetime. The Reconnect program allows adult learners who want to take their next steps toward earning a college degree without the added stress of a significant financial burden.”

Tennessee Reconnect, along with the Tennessee Promise, is part of the state’s‘ Drive to 55 campaign,  which has the goal of 55% of Tennesseeans holding a college degree or certificate by 2025.

The program allows adult learners who do not already have an associate or bachelor’s degree, and have been a resident of Tennessee for at least one year prior to the application date, to complete a two-year degree tuition-free. 

“The TN Reconnect program aligns directly with our mission to empower all students to have successful and productive careers,” said Stumb. “We are thrilled to be able to give that opportunity to as many people as possible.”

CU has been a proud partner of the TN Promise program since 2015 and the TN Reconnect program since 2018.

For more information about TN Reconnect at CU, visit


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