Schools & Education

With a variety of unique educational and technical training opportunities, Cumberland County has a host of resources to generate skilled workforce development. With a local community and technical college located in Crossville, Cumberland County provides individuals and businesses a support structure for a skilled workforce. 

Cumberland County’s trained workforce begins with its high-achieving schools. The high school graduation rate and the college-going rate are above the state average, as are the ACT scores, making students more than ready for advanced training at one of the five regional higher education institutions. 


Christian Academy of the Cumberlands

Christian Academy of the Cumberlands

325 Braun Street Crossville, TN 38555
K-12 Education - Christian School
+1 (931) 707-9540

Inez Wrenn Seventh-Day Adventist School

Inez Wrenn SDA School

2337 West Avenue Crossville, TN 38571
Seventh-Day Adventist School
+1 (931) 484-3150

New Colossus Academy

New Colossus Academy

PO Box 191 Crossville, TN 38557
K-12 Education - Christian School
+1 (931) 456-4430


Head Start Program

Crossville Headstart - LBJ & C Development Corporation

1831 E 1st Street, Crossville, TN 38555
Head Start Program
+1 (931) 484-4114

Home Away From Home Head Start

Home Away From Home Head Start

18 Obed Street Crossville, TN 38555
Head Start Program
+1 (931) 484-3238


Cumberland County is home to a Roane State Community College satellite campus and Tennessee College of Applies Technology-Crossville. These schools offer training programs for those who want to immediately enter the workforce.

With a ninety percent job placement rate, Roane State’s career preparation programs train students in business management, health science, office administration, police science, and other fields for students desiring associate degrees or certificates. Roane State also provides transfer and career preparation study options for students who plan to transfer to senior institutions, as well as continuing education and developmental education. 

Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville offers seventeen different courses which include administrative, computer, medical, industrial, mechanical, and machine tool technology. They provide competency-based training and work with the community, business, and industry leaders to supply highly skilled workers in areas of need. Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville has a ninety percent job placement rate. Eighty-four percent of those who attended in 2019-2020, completed their courses and earned a certificate or diploma.

Other regional higher education institutions include Roane State Community College – Crosville & Harriman, Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville & Harriman, and Tennessee Technological University – Cookeville. The number of college degrees and/or certifications has greatly increased since the State of Tennessee instituted the Tennessee Promise and TN Reconnect scholarship programs.


Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College - Crossville

Headquarters: Harriman, TN
# of Students: 1,130
2567 Cook Road Crossville, TN 38571
+1 (931) 456-9880

TCAT Crossville

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville

Headquarters: Crossville, TN
# of Students: 438
910 Miller Avenue Crossville, TN 38555
+1 (931) 484-7502

Tennessee Tech University

Tennessee Technological University

Headquarters: Cookeville, TN
# of Students: 8,805 (2018-19)
1 William L Jones Drive Cookeville, TN 38505
+1 (931) 372-3101

Bryan Christian College

Bryan College

Headquarters: Dayton, TN
# of Students: 824 (2018-19)
721 Bryan Drive Dayton, TN 37321
+1 (423) 775-2041

The FastTrack job training assistance program is also available within the area.

Source: Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Tennessee Promise is a scholarship and mentoring program sponsored by the State of Tennessee focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds.

Tennessee Reconnect is an initiative to help more adults return to higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. The Tennessee Reconnect Grant is available for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree, technical degree, or technical diploma at a Tennessee community college or technical college. It is a last-dollar grant that pays the remaining balance of tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid has been applied.


Center for Lifelong Learning


The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL), re-launched in Fall 2019, seeks to provide an opportunity for all Cumberland County residents and visitors to experience a supportive, community-based environment that enriches the lives of adults, regardless of age, background, or educational level, through continued learning.

CLL is sponsored by Roane State Community College, which provides classrooms and administrative support to the program.

CLL programs are designed to reflect the interests of the community and may include classroom sessions, local trips, or other activities. All instructors are volunteers who are particularly passionate about their subject matter and wish to share their knowledge and experience with others who are curious about the topic.

Center of Lifelong Learning

Center for Lifelong Learning, CLL

Headquarters: Crossville, TN
Contact: John Conrad
2569 Cook Road Crossville, TN 38571
+1 (978) 604-4968


“The CBI Maker Space is a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop that provides you with tools, equipment, training and a vibrant, supportive community of creative people and volunteers to help you bring your ideas to life,” said Holly Hanson, director of the incubator. “We are one of the few organizations in the region to offer this kind of space for entrepreneurs.” A Maker Space provides the equipment and tools entrepreneurs need to develop prototype products. 

Cumberland Business Incubator

Cumberland Business Incubator Maker Space

Headquarters: Crossville, TN
Contact: Holly Hanson
2569 Cook Road Crossville, TN 38571
+1 (931) 456-4910