What does it mean to go beyond? To go beyond the simple paths and search for something more. To explore above, beneath, around and between the surface of things to find a purpose beyond one’s self. At Cumberland, your experience goes beyond classroom lectures and final exams. It is where you discover who you are, who you want to become and how you want to leave your mark on the world.

That’s what happens when you earn a degree beyond yourself. You transform your future and shape the world around you. Take your first step by completing the form below.

Small campus, BIG hearts

Smaller classes equate to more opportunities for you to connect and engage with faculty.

  • 28%

    first generation college students

  • 39

    states and 48 countries represented

  • 40%

    of students identify as a minority

Meet Samantha Arquiza

2022 Nursing Alum

“Cumberland really inspired me to go beyond my role, beyond what the textbook says. Cumberland taught me nursing doesn’t just stop inside hospital walls.” 


Learn About Nursing

Small Town Vibes, Close to Big City Fun

Our close proximity to Nashville offers more than great live music, food, and sporting events. You also have access to internships, clinical placements, and potential career connections, making it the perfect place to launch your career.

  • 23

    miles from Nashville

  • No. 1

    hottest job market in US

  • 8,000+

    active alumni

CU and Beyond

Cumberland University students, faculty, staff and alumni make a difference in their communities. Read their stories of how they have made a significant impact at CU and beyond.