6178 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769 606-539-4241
About University of the Cumberlands
  • Year of Foundation 1888
  • Size of Campus 50 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Kentucky Baptist Convention
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,633
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53% 47% 38%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $13,298
  • Room and Board $6,626
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 1,389
University of the Cumberlands is a private, liberal arts college located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, with an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. The school, known as Cumberland College until January 7, 2005, is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the Kentucky affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention. University of the Cumberlands, first called Williamsburg Institute, was founded on January 7, 1889. At the 1887 annual meeting of the Mount Zion Association, representatives from 18 eastern Kentucky Baptist churches discussed plans to provide higher education in the Kentucky mountains. The college was incorporated by the Kentucky state legislature on April 6, 1888. In 1907 the school bought the three buildings of Highland College, and in 1913, Williamsburg Institute's name was changed to Cumberland College. In 1959 Cumberland College began offering bachelor's degrees again, having previously awarded the degree until 1913. Cumberland College changed its name to University of the Cumberlands on January 7, 2005.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Welcome Week, Spring Fever, Madrigals, and Hanging of the Green
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Beta Beta Biological Society, Eta Beta Rho, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Kappa Delta, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Tau Delta, Theta Alpha Kappa, and Alpha Psi Omega
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Campus Ministries
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Knoxville, TN (65), Lexington, KY (100)
  • Distance to nearest train Cincinnati, Ohio (180)
  • Distance to nearest bus Corbin, KY (20)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 50%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 10%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (55%), men's dorms (45%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 80%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 67%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities Owens Religious Collection, Steele-Reese Appalachian Collection, Children's Collection.
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number Of Microforms 817,038
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 50
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms
  • Number of e-books 689
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,200
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 150
  • Number Of Books in Library 201,423
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,674
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 106
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Counseling Services career, academic
  • Museums Life science museum, greenhouse, conference center and inn, art gallery.
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 24,793
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 250
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Rollins, Inc., NorWest Financial, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dollywood, and AFLAC
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,992
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 12%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural