University of the Cumberlands Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 33 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CACREP
  • Campus Setting: Town: Remote
  • Student Population: 7,652 (3,041 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 76% part-time, 24% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $5,970
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

When I began the program at UC, it was great. It has a few bumps here and there, but the cost and online schedule made it completely worth it. And then the administration changed. Suddenly, there were new rules in the middle of semesters without warning, the new person doing the scheduling got the semesters all messed up and despite this being my last semester, the graduation requirements have suddenly changed. Until the administration change I had a 4.0 I had worked HARD for. The first day of the new semester we were informed - after it was too late - that there are now new IT requirements. I cannot get the equipment ordered in time, so I will be docked a quarter of my full grade. I likely won't be able to graduate. Most of the good, full time professors have quit since the admin change and have been replaced with part time professors who are unresponsive and don't seem to care and/or don't seem to quite know what they're doing. What an expensive nightmare of a mistake this turned out to be.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

From my experience, the academic side is awesome. I felt I had a decent quality education. However before you jump on this bandwagon, let me share with you my frustrations with the institution. Teachers take their time grading assigned work. There were times when I'm going into week three/four before the first assignment was graded. This is petty but frustration if you are trying to keep up with your grades. Syllabus' are not always correct. Therefore it is hard to exactly know what is expected from you. For example, the syllabus indicates a 1300 total point course. However there are only 1150 worth of points available in,blackboard. It seemed I had to ask the instructors several times how many points are available. Sometimes the instructor has a different total point calculation than what is listed in blackboard. This may be petty but if you are borderline with getting an A or B, your final grade can easily be affected My academic advisor was horrible. Every email/phone response from her was "I dunno...check with "blah blah blah... I would check with the reference, nope check with another person. Usually takes three or four tries to get the right person. Do not expect a timely response to emails neither. All emails usually take about 3 to 5 days to respond. Again petty stuff but frustrating. These small inconvienances add up (to me anyway)Almost made me transfer. I felt disrespected as a student. All in all, UC needs to upgrade their customer service. I would gladly trade a few dollars per credit for an academic advisor that would get me a correct answer to my question in a timely fashion. From all my dealings in the criminal justice program,the only one that seemed to have his stuff together was Dr. B. He is very top notch!!!! Much respect to him.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

The program was amazing; its the administrative prosesses that are horrible. Getting started in the program was difficulty because of delays and exiting the program is difficult because of the delays and lack of response. The school clearly doens't have an apppropriate number of staff to support the growth of the student population. I'm not continuing in the doc program because I don't trust they can provide the necessary support. Great education, poor administrative/support mechnisms.
1.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Networking
Graduation Year: 2018

Academics are really good but the DSO and the chat service agents services are horrible. The DSO in cpt department of international students is very irresponsible. They delay applications and even the chat service agents cannot help because everything is handeled by a single person. If the flow of applications is more, more people should be taking care of the applications. But being slacking in work is not at all appreciated at least the status is to be informed but even the status is also not updated or notified. Any emergency or help needed just stay away from this university. They are least bothered and management is horrible .
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Delays are the major problem with the EdD program at this school. I was delayed many times to "fit within the time frame". If you decide to complete this program just know that you will be delayed. I would not recommend trying to work ahead because it will not help in any way. I finished my dissertation 3 months early and could not denfend until I was within their time line. This would not be a problem, but I was told differently when I worked my way thru the program. On the other hand if you are nearing the end of your timeline then you will most likely get finished on schedule...just to meet the timeline.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently completing an online graduate degree program at the University of the Cumberlands in Criminal Justice Administration. I think the course work and instructors are both challenging and useful as it pertains to criminal justice work. I think with online work, the feed back of the instructors could be more timely in grading assignments and provide more feedback on the overall work of the class. However, I love the diversity of students in the classes and the amount of flexibility the class schedule offers to students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 1992

My college was small, which meant I had small classes. That worked for me and allowed me to be able to interact with my professors and made it easier for me to learn. It wasn't anything like the city I had come from. It was in a small town, but it worked out to be perfect for me. Because I learned that I did better in that type of environment.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of the Cumberlands is a great school that offers an outstanding education. Their classes are great for anyone working a full time job and wanting to continue their education. In this, they offer a wide variety of online classes aimed to fit your schedule.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

University of the Cumberlands initially made my list to consider based on the cost and the draw of online classes (helping me spend more time with my family). But as I researched the program and spoke to previous students, I was impressed by the quality of the education and the teaching. And it has not disappointed! It is a great schedule for someone who is working and has a family, and the coursework and teaching is thorough. I feel prepared for my field!
3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

It was a great way to obtain a master's degree. It was fully online so no having to go to campus.
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