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Why UC

1. Commitment
At University of the Cumberlands, we are committed to the success of each and every student. Our dedicated faculty and staff strive to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Our personal approach to learning and small class sizes ensures personal attention every step of the way, from enrollment to graduation.


2. Excellence
University of the Cumberlands is a well-respected institution that has been providing students with a world-class education for over 125 years. Our dedication to academic excellence shines through in our selection of top-rate faculty and outstanding programs, both on campus and online.


3. Flexibility
We understand the unique complications faced by adult learners. Balancing advanced education with professional and family obligations is often a difficult endeavor. Therefore, we have designed our online programs with the flexibility to fit around even the most hectic of schedules. All degrees can be completed at your own pace.


4. Value
For over a century, University of the Cumberlands has remained true to its founding principle: “To provide first-class education at affordable rates.” Our tuition fees are priced to accommodate most budgets without compromising educational quality.


5. Practicality
Our programs are designed to provide you with the skills needed to succeed in the real world. No matter which degree you choose, our curriculum is constantly refined and updated to reflect the latest advancements and industry standards in your chosen field. We are committed to providing you with an education that is directly applicable to your career.


6. Acceleration
Our accelerated eight-week bi-terms allow you to complete your education and obtain your degree in the shortest amount of time possible. Many of our degree programs can be completed in as little as ten months, allowing you to quickly and efficiently advance your career or broaden your perspectives.


7. Innovation
We strive to remain at the cutting-edge of educational innovation. Our student-centered focus, user-friendly class-management system and multiple entry opportunities throughout the year are but a few of the ways that University of the Cumberlands is leading the way into the future.


8. Options
University of the Cumberlands provides several options for your advanced degree. We currently offer twelve graduate programs with a variety of emphasis areas. No matter what your career goals happen to be, we are sure to have the right degree for you.


9. Ethics
Our strong academic programs are joined with our commitment to a strong work ethic. We prepare professionals to be moral leaders in their disciplines and communities, linking research with practice and knowledge with ethical decision-making.


10. Accreditation
With so many options available for adult education, it is important to choose an accredited university. University of the Cumberlands is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and many programs feature their own field-specific accreditations. All degree programs surpass the accepted standards established by experts in the field.

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