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Cumberlands Named to College Database Most Affordable List


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) has been recognized for providing high quality education at an affordable price. The College Database has released its list of the top Kentucky colleges with the highest financial return on investment. UC is proud to be one of the eleven schools selected for this honorable list.

“Our emphasis on high quality and low cost higher education is again being recognized nationally. It’s very gratifying to receive this great recognition,” said UC President Jim Taylor.

This distinction stems from a new metric created by The College Database. Schools on the list have annual tuition rates below $20,000, and new graduates who earn more than $30,000 per year, on average. According to recent research, UC students enter the workforce earning an estimated $32,300 per year after graduation, ranking it among the most financially effective of all Kentucky post-secondary schools.

The College Database is a free, non-commercial website dedicated to providing current and future post-secondary students and their families with accurate and valuable college-and career-related information.

“Congratulations to the University of the Cumberlands,” said Managing Director of the College Database, Matt Davis. “I would like to give a huge ‘thank you’ for being an affordable educational option for thousands of students.”

The cost of college is a concern for most families, especially during the economic crisis, and it's important for students to find a school that produces successful, well-paid graduates. Therefore, it's equally important to recognize the colleges and universities that offer both quality and affordable post-secondary options. UC students are fortunate to not only receive both quality and brighter financial endeavors, but also provides students with strong Christian values and morals that are taught and demonstrated by the faculty, staff, and fellow classmates.

For more information and a complete list of colleges and universities to be considered, please visit the College Database website at

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; ten pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit