Bethune-Cookman University

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School Overview

Bethune-Cookman College (locally referred to as B-CU) is a small, historically black, coeducational university that is privately owned and operated located in Daytona Beach, Florida. B-CU offers a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through one of its seven academic schools, which include the School of Arts and Humanities, School of Education, School of Business, School of Nursing, School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics, School of Social Sciences, and School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

General Information

Admission Office

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard

Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099

(386) 481-2600

(800) 448-0228

Fax: (386) 481-2601

Contact: Les Ferrier

Executive Director of Admissions
Main Address

640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard

Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099

(386) 481-2000

Total undergrads: 3,596

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,194

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,596

Graduate enrollment: 35


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 63%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $12,382 $12,876 $12,936 $13,452 +3.99%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,378 $7,672 $7,672 $7,980 +4.01%
Other $3,650 $3,680 $3,700 $3,720 +0.54%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $24,410 $25,228 $25,308 $26,152 +3.33%
In-state Off Campus $13,382 $13,876 $13,936 $14,452 +3.70%
In-state with Family $13,382 $13,876 $13,936 $14,452 +3.70%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $18,000
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,000
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 703 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 665 92% $6,339,520 $9,533
• Federal grants 509 71% $2,102,357 $4,130
• Pell grants 503 70% $1,884,557 $3,747
• Other Federal grants 490 68% $217,800 $444
Local and state government scholarships or grants 437 61% $1,754,231 $4,014
Institutional scholarships or grants 302 42% $2,482,932 $8,222
Student loans 642 89% $4,932,482 $7,683
• Federal student loans 638 89% $4,506,412 $7,063
• Other student loans 65 9% $426,070 $6,555

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 475 17
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 22
Biology/biological Sciences, General 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 94 17
Accounting 16
Business Administration and Management, General 60
Hotel/motel Administration/management 12
International Business/trade/commerce 6
Organizational Behavior Studies 17
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 58
Mass Communication/media Studies 52
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 6
Computer Science 3
Information Science/studies 3
Education 56
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, General 32
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching 11
English/language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Social Studies Teacher Education
Engineering 2
Computer Engineering, General 2
English Language and Literature/letters 6
English Language and Literature, General 6
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 90
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 89
History 8
History, General 8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 36
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 36
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mathematics, General 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 8
Gerontology 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 14
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 14
Physical Sciences 2
Chemistry, General 2
Psychology 35
Psychology, General 35
Social Sciences 25
International Relations and Affairs 2
Political Science and Government, General 5
Sociology 18
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Music Technology 12
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Hotel/Motel Management B
International Business B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B


Computer Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bethune-Cookman University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (386) 481-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,901
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 37%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 0 (0% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $14,814
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,814
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,103

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bethune-Cookman University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bethune-Cookman University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 61
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 91
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 1406

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bethune-Cookman University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,814
Out-of-state $14,814
Books and supplies $1,450

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,100
Out-of-state $14,100

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 906 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 883 94% $12,103
Student loan aid 792 85% $6,885

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,330 92% $11,499
Federal student loans 2,958 82% $7,053

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bethune-Cookman University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bethune-Cookman University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,081 2,097 4,984
Percent admitted 100% 83% 85%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 10% 7%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bethune-Cookman University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,901
Undergraduate enrollment 2,778
Graduate enrollment 123

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Bethune-Cookman University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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