Lebanon, Tenn. – Cumberland University President Paul C. Stumb announced today the largest enrollment in Cumberland University’s 177-year history.
Cumberland welcomed 2,405 students to campus this fall, which represents a 62 percent increase in enrollment since 2013.
In addition to having the largest enrollment in the school’s history, Cumberland also welcomed the largest freshman class, with 601 first-time full-time freshmen.
Stumb attributed the school’s growth to the hard-working faculty, staff and administration at Cumberland.
“With Cumberland’s 62 percent enrollment growth over the past five years, we’ve shown that we can recruit and retain the best and brightest students from across the region,” Stumb said. “Our faculty and staff are dedicated to making sure each student has the tools they need to be successful throughout their time at Cumberland and beyond.”
Cumberland’s total enrollment number is comprised of 1,694 full time undergraduate students, 312 graduate students and 534 students living on campus.
“Our residence halls are nearly at maximum capacity and we are adding and enhancing our facilities and student life each year,” Stumb said. “This is the kind of growth we want to see at Cumberland and we will continue to do everything in our power to ensure our students get a high-quality liberal arts education that will prepare them to have successful careers and lead impactful lives.”
Cumberland continues to improve its facilities and infrastructure in order to meet the needs of its expanding student body. In just the past few months Cumberland has updated science labs and existing residence halls, added parking lots, upgraded security systems, purchased additional housing for graduate assistants and purchased the land that will soon house new residence halls.