The heart of the university rests on our original founding purpose: to provide a first-class education at
tuition rates within the means of the region’s young people. In other words, offering promising students of
all backgrounds a well-rounded academic experience enriched with Christian values, so they have what it
takes to strive for excellence, lead with kindness, and give through service. Our hope is that we may always
embody “The Cumberlands Commitment”.