Cumberland University Announces Record Spring Enrollment

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At a time when institutions of higher education are reporting low enrollment, Cumberland University announced its highest enrollment for a spring semester in its 181 year history with 2,319 students. 

“I am exceptionally proud of our Admissions team- and each person who contributed to this success- for their efforts of attracting and retaining a record number of students to our cherished institution,” said University President Paul C. Stumb.

Vice President for Enrollment Services, Reggie Blair, attributes this growth in enrollment to his hardworking team that is passionate about leading students toward achieving their academic and professional goals, as well as the continued enhancement of the student experience and retention efforts. 

“As always, we offer unparalleled financial aid opportunities for the quality of education Cumberland offers,” said Blair. “We’re excited to show incoming students how our campus is expanding along with its career-connected educational opportunities. Our faculty and staff work incredibly hard to create lasting relationships with our current students, and this milestone in enrollment shows just how important our comprehensive approach is.”

Last year after the Fall 2022 census day, the university saw an impressive seven point increase in retention from Freshman to Sophomore students as well as the highest retention rate of Tennessee Promise students in the last five years at 69.87%. 

The university is proud to offer 99.7% of our students scholarships in addition to programs like Tennessee Promise which provides two years of education tuition-free. There are additional affordable pathways to bachelor’s and master’s degrees that students can choose to pursue. The university has students from 39 states and 48 countries and offers over 80 academic programs that position those students to make an impact beyond campus in career fields such as healthcare, public service, criminal justice, business, education and more. 

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