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UC at a Glance

Quick Facts
Location:Williamsburg, KY
Student/Faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Affiliation:Kentucky Baptist (SBC)
Calendar:We offer two 8-week bi-terms and one 16-week term during each of our Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions.



  • In 1888 a group of Baptist Ministers founded a small college in Kentucky known as Williamsburg Institute. In 1913, following the acquisition of Highland College, Cumberland College was born.
  • The institution has produced two governors, five military generals, an admiral, five college and university presidents, a Congressman, ministers, missionaries, legislators, judges and more.
  • Undaunted by wars, economic depressions, social unrest and natural disasters, University of the Cumberlands has continuously served Appalachia for 125 years. Now, thanks to the welcome addition of online learning, the University’s doors are open to students from all over the world.
  • Learn more about UC's Rich History >


  • University of the Cumberlands is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Students choose from more than 40 different majors, minors, and pre-professional programs, plus options like study abroad. Additionally, UC offers several graduate programs with a number of emphasis areas.
  • UC has 12 National Honor Societies.


  • 70% of UC faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
  • UC faculty are members of more than 200 professional organizations.
  • 60% of UC faculty have been teaching for more than 10 years.

Financial Assistance

  • Nearly 97% of our students receive some type of financial aid.
  • Over $35 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study were awarded to enrolled UC students in 2010-2011.

Campus Facilities
UC's campus spans approximately 70 acres and includes 34 buildings and 2 sports field complexes.

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