Why Transfer To CU?

Transferring colleges is a common choice students make for many reasons. In fact, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 37% of college students transfer at least once in their college careers. Whether you’ve decided to transfer from a community college to our four-year university or you are transferring to change your major and pursue one of our 80+ areas of study, we want you to finish what you started and achieve your academic goals at CU. 

  • Transfer credit friendly
    You can transfer up to 70 hours in community college credits and up to 90 hours in 4-year university credits. Download a transfer agreement here or contact CU’s Transfer Specialist here. 
  • We make the process simple
    Cumberland is part of the Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) system, making it a seamless process to transfer from any TN community college to a number of Cumberland academic programs, including Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Exercise Science
  • Over 80 academic options
    Competitive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through over 80 areas of study.
  • Scholarship opportunities
    Community college graduates and transfers are automatically eligible for a $6,000 grant, depending on GPA and program of study, you could be eligible for up to $16,000 in scholarship dollars.
  • Small class sizes
    With a 16:1 student to faculty ratio, Cumberland ensures you have the resources you need to reach your goals.
  • Small town vibes close to big city fun
    Cumberland is located just 25 minutes from Nashville, Tennessee. Our campus is at the center of the growing city of Lebanon and is walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, boutique shops and more. 
  • Support and guidance from the Office of Career Services and Internships
    We help as you begin to make important decisions to reach your career goals. We offer self-assessment and career planning, internship and job postings, resume and cover letter review, graduate school preparation, and career workshops to ensure you’re ready to take on the next chapter of your life. 
  • Faculty who truly care about you
    Our faculty work every day to invest in your unique strengths and character. They’re available to talk through your challenges and mentor you one-on-one
  • The full college experience
    You’ll make lifelong friends and become part of a family of some of the brightest and kindest people we know. With a variety of student organizations and clubs, a vibrant Greek life community, intramural sports, and a sweet southern city, you’ll be right where you belong.
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