An education research publisher has ranked the University of the Cumberlands among the top online colleges for doctoral degrees for 2018.
“These top 25 schools represent the best value colleges offering online doctoral degrees. Each university offers strong academics, low tuition rates, and at least three online doctorates,” according to an SR Education Group release.
“All schools have annual tuition rates under $20,000; the most affordable school on this list is University of West Georgia with a tuition rate of only $4,680 per year. The online doctoral programs offered by these schools cover a wide range of subjects including nursing and education.”
University of the Cumberlands made the ranking at sixth for online Doctoral Degrees.
Cumberlands has an annual tuition rate of $8,250 with an academic strength ranking of 62 percent. With a total enrollment of about 6,000 students, Cumberlands considers it to have a small and close-knit community and also offers a wide variety of online degrees, according to the SR Education Group release.
Cumberlands currently offers over 40 different degree programs, including 30 that are also available in hybrid or fully online formats.
Its online doctoral programs include a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, a Doctorate in Leadership, and a Doctor of Education in counselor education and supervision.
Some of these programs require internships, study abroad, and/or on-campus learning in addition to the online course curriculum. All of the programs are designed to help graduates meet their professional goals and challenges in the working world.
“The mission statement of the University of the Cumberlands is to equip today’s students to live a ‘life more abundant.’ Not only do we want our students to better their own lives through educational achievement, but we equip them to become servant leaders. By nurturing this moral fiber, our students have a tremendous impact on their families and broader communities,” said Dr. Christopher Leskiw, associate dean of academic affairs at the University of the Cumberlands.
“The University remains committed to providing a high-quality education at affordable prices. We are pleased to be recognized as one of the top online doctoral programs in the country.”
SR Education Group was founded in 2004.
SR Education Group has been publishing rankings of online colleges since 2009 and awarding scholarships since 2010. It prides itself on thorough research and fair assessment of all available online programs, with the hopes of helping students make educated decisions when choosing an online degree.