University Of The Cumberlands

University Of The Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands, also known as UC, is a private, liberal arts university located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, United States. It was originally founded as Williamsburg Institute on January 7, 1889. UC offers bachelor's and master's degrees in diverse areas of study. The campus is spread across an area of 70 acres.

University of the Cumberlands sponsors several intercollegiate sports teams, which participate in the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference. Their official mascot is the Patriot and their sports teams are nicknamed as the Patriots. They participate in sports including tennis, golf, football, basketball, swimming, baseball, soccer, track, wrestling, cross country and cheerleading. The university operates a radio station known as WCCR-LP, and a campus newspaper called 'The Patriot'.

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Contacting University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands
6191 College Station Drive
Williamsburg , KY 40769
General Phone: (606) 549-2200

University of the Cumberlands Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching115educational admin and supervision, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, business teaching, health teaching, music teaching, ...
Business and Management60business, business management, accounting, organizational behavior
Therapy and Counseling34psychology, community health services
Liberal Arts22Spanish language, English, general studies, political science, history
Science22biology, chemistry, physics
Media14communication studies
Family and Social Work13human services, social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy and religious studies, religious education
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science
Fine Arts3fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Engineering0various engineering courses

Number of programs and degrees for University of the Cumberlands in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree23437
Master's degree8512
Doctor's degree01

University of the Cumberlands Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of the Cumberlands had a total enrollment of 2,245 students (1,925 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 23%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%

University of the Cumberlands Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %

University of the Cumberlands Room and Board (2007)

University of the Cumberlands offers campus housing for 1,147 of its 1,925 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Williamsburg, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of the Cumberlands Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400510
SAT Math400500
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT20%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of the Cumberlands Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,658
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,658
Room and board $ 6,626
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
University of the Cumberlands participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 196200)

University of the Cumberlands Faculty

University of the Cumberlands has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3125
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$50,25510$51,861
Associate professoracademic year17$46,68214$42,481
Assistant professoracademic year13$40,95313$41,509
Instructoracademic year3$40,4801*
All faculty totalacademic year56$46,48738$44,393

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of the Cumberlands Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-South Conference
Basketball Mid-South Conference
Baseball Mid-South Conference
Track Mid-South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports147189336

University of the Cumberlands Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Engineering, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religious Education

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Psychology, General

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