Cumberland to Celebrate Largest Graduating Class in its 177-Year History

Cumberland University announced today that it will graduate the largest class in school history in a commencement ceremony scheduled for May 4, 2019.

The 2018-2019 academic year that began with the school’s largest total enrollment, will also conclude with a milestone achievement. Cumberland’s May commencement ceremony will honor 594 total graduates.

“I am thrilled that Cumberland continues to transform student lives,” said University President Dr. Paul C. Stumb. “Each year, Cumberland is preparing more and more students to become productive, skilled members of society to serve the Middle Tennessee community and beyond.”

The commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4 on-campus at 10a.m. The ceremony will honor 594 total graduates, including 182 associate degree graduates, 263 bachelor degree earning students and 149 masters degree earning students.

The record-high graduation figures reflect the continued growth of the university, both in terms of size and reputation.

“It has been a banner year at Cumberland for our students, faculty and staff,” said University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Bill McKee. “With the largest graduating class in Cumberland’s long, rich history, we are eager to see the positive difference our graduates will make in the workforce and their communities.”

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