University of the Cumberlands Men's Football


  • Top 48% in men's football in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 32% for spending per athlete in men's football in Division I
  • Top 28% in men's football in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 47% in men's football in Division I for SAT score
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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
Town: Remote
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 30
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 7
Business/Commerce, General 122
Management Information Systems, General 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 4
Art Teacher Education 0
Computer Teacher Education 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 7
Health Teacher Education 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 5
Music Teacher Education 0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 0
Social Studies Teacher Education 3
Spanish Language Teacher Education 0
Special Education and Teaching, General 0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 0
Engineering, Other 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 8
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 0
History, General 5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 25
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 4
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 30
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 5
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 0
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 2
Physics, General 1
Psychology, General 62
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General 28
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General 1
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Education 13
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2
Music, General 2

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