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Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
Cumberland University is located in Lebanon, Tennessee, 30 miles east of Nashville. Founded in 1842, Cumberland University offers a variety of educational, athletic and social experiences to enhance the learning opportunities of the current student body. 

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



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.

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Student services

The staff of the Counseling Center views counseling as another form of learning where students are able to learn more effective means of resolving concerns and developing strategies for achieving personal and professional goals.  Counseling can assist those who are experiencing various personal problems and difficulties.  Some of the concerns commonly addressed include adjustment to college, relationships, stress, depression, loneliness, anxiety, and self-esteem.  If student needs are better served by other resources, referrals will be made to an appropriate community resource.

Housing services

All freshmen are required to either live on-campus or complete an off-campus waiver request. A student may petition for a waiver for one of the following caveats:

  • The student is 23 years of age

  • The student is married, requiring a copy of marriage certificate

  • The student has children or is with child

  • The student is living with parent/guardian/immediate family member within thirty (30) driving miles from the school

Library services

The Vise Library staff offers individual and group instruction on the use of the library catalog and the many electronic databases that are available. This instruction lasts approximately 30 minutes and familiarizes students and faculty on how to search for books and articles. 

ICT services

If you are experiencing a technology problem, please send an email to describing the problem in as much detail as possible.

Medical services

If you are in a crisis, please come to the Counseling Center  in Labry Hall 225 or call 615-547-1397 during business hours. If no one is available or if it is after hours, for a mental health crisis call 615-449-0500, or for an emergency call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Student Life

Campus life

The Cumberland University main campus is located in Lebanon, a historic community in Middle Tennessee.  The University also has operations in 3 other locations:  The McFarland Hall site, home of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing; The Mt. Juliet Center, home of the School for Online and Professional Studies; and the Athletic Complex, home of the Bulldog football program and athletic training facilities.

Sports facilities

  • Football
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Wrestling
  • Dallas Floyd Recreation Center
  • Baseball
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis


  • 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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