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Cumberland University

Cumberland University is a student-centered institution of higher learning. We are committed to providing a transformational liberal arts education designed to prepare students to have successful careers and lead impactful lives. We offer competitive associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, including online degree programs, and we are also a proud participant in the Tennessee Promise program.


  • 1842 – Cumberland University is founded
  • 1847 – The School of Law is founded, it is the first in Tennessee and west of the Appalachian Mountains.


  • School Of Humanities, Education, And The Arts
  • Labry School Of Science, Technology, And Business
  • Rudy School Of Nursing And Health Professions


The Office of Career Services and Internships supports students and alumni in the development and achievement of career decisions and goals. The University is dedicated to providing resources to enhance students’ knowledge in the areas of career exploration, job search skills, and information on employment and internship opportunities.

Student services

The purpose of the Cumberland University Student Government Association (SGA) is to give the student body representation in the government and services of the University, to establish a close relationship between the students and the administration, to promote a spirit of community, to exchange constructive ideas, to discuss school problems, to promote and aid in student activities, and to be the students’ voice of Cumberland University.

Housing services

Residence Halls

  • Howell E. Jackson & Horace H Lurton Halls
  • Edward Potter Hall
  • Justin Potter Hall
  • South Hall

Library services

The mission of Vise Library is to provide a welcoming environment in which Cumberland University students, faculty, and staff are assured they can obtain the information resources and services they need for educational, career, and personal growth.

ICT services

Cumberland University is a wireless campus, so a wireless network card will be needed.  Information on the network and policies will be available when you arrive in the fall.

Campus life

Surrounded by towering trees and historic architecture, our campus lives in the heart of Lebanon, Tennessee, just 23 miles east of the exciting city of Nashville. Our students become part of a friendly community with a small-town feel and plenty of things to do. A quick trip to Music City offers students endless options for adventurous dining, sporting events, and live music.

Sports facilities

  • Football - Nokes-Lasater Field 
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Wrestling - Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena
  • Baseball - Ernest L. Stockton Field/Woody Hunt Stadium
  • Softball - Billy Dee Ross Stadium
  • Wrestling - Wrestling Training Center
  • Soccer - Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field
  • Tennis - Tommy Gray Memorial Tennis Courts
  • Strength and Conditioning - Cumberland Center for Athletic Training and Fitness at Phoenix Place
  • Athletic Training-Sports Medicine
  • Five Oaks Golf and Country Club

Student clubs

  • Alpha Chi 
  • Alpha Lambda Delta 
  • Alpha Phi Sigma 
  • Beta Beta Beta 
  • Delta Mu Delta 
  • Gamma Beta Phi 
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Kappa Pi 
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Theta 
  • Pi Gamma Mu 
  • Psi Chi 
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Sigma Theta Tau 

  • Cumberland University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • The Tennessee State Department of Education has approved Cumberland University
  • The Educator Preparation programs in the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts at Cumberland University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 
  • The baccalaureate program in nursing at Cumberland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Cumberland University is authorized to offer professional continuing education for accountants by the Board of Accountancy of the State of Tennessee

Lebanon, Tennessee, United States

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