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Cumberlands Named to America’s Best Christian Colleges

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The 17th annual report of America’s Best Christian Colleges® by the Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. has included University of the Cumberlands (UC) as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges.

“It’s a humbling but joyous occasion as we celebrate being named one of America’s Best Christian institutions: humbling because to whom much is given, much is required; and joyous because of this stellar recognition of our Christian beliefs and persuasions,” said UC President Dr. Jim Taylor.

The Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. is an independent research and consulting organization specializing in the recruiting and retention of students for institutions of higher education. Consistent with its mission, and as a guide by which institutions may be compared, each year Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. identifies the American colleges and universities providing students the highest quality education in a Christian environment. Institutions are included solely on the basis of merit.

In order to achieve the honor of being named among America’s Best Christian Colleges®, there are four main qualities an institution must have.

First, an institution must be an accredited, four-year institution offering bachelor degrees. Second, an institution must offer full residential facilities including residence halls and dining services. Third, the institution must also have had an entering freshman class in the fall of 2012 with a high school grade point average and/or SAT/ACT score equal to or above the national average for all freshmen entering Christian institutions of higher education. Lastly, the institution must be affiliated with a recognized Christian denomination providing an educational experience incorporating basic Christian principles and beliefs into the instructional curriculum and/ or social environment.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. - See more at: http://www.ucumberlands.edu/media/release.php?rk=1754#sthash.VVKlp9sR.dpuf

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