About Bethune Cookman University
On Campus Housing
Bethune Cookman University (BCU) is a private not-for-profit university. In 1904, Mary McLeod Bethune began the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School with an investment of $1.50 and five little girls. Later with the school underwent several stages of growth and development. In 1931, the school was renamed to Bethune-Cookman College to indicate the effectiveness of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s leadership.
The university strives to define a new standard in academic excellence in order to become the best small college in the southern region. Its core values are represented as F.I.R.S.T which refers to Faith, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Thirst For Knowledge.
The institutional accreditation is by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
BCU acceptance rate is 100% as it has an open admission policy.
The total student population is 3,934 which consists of 3,681 full-timers and 253 part-timers.
The student-faculty ratio is 15:1 and the total graduation rate is 33%.
Online Education at BCU
The online programs are intended for students who cannot reach the campus. It provides plenty of online programs with the same effectiveness of the classroom teachings.
Wildcat Web is the online Learning Management System used to provide the distance students several online resources. It allows the faculty to provide online classes and students can also access all the information and notification from the university.
Some of the Student’s reviews are given below
It is a small school filled with many students. There are many activities on the campus and in Daytona Beach. There are some clubs located near the beach which is at a drivable distance.
The curriculum is easy to follow. The workload depends on the professors and most of the time it is overwhelming. The faculties are interested in helping the students to achieve success.
The ranking according to the U.S.News report are given below
It ranks between 173 to 229 in National Liberal Arts Colleges.
It ranks 200th in High School Counselor Rankings.
It ranks 29th in Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
It ranks 117th in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$50,783 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
There are plenty of scholarships offered to the eligible students in order to help people achieve the dream of attaining a degree. The financial aid department works hard to help you in exploring various financial aids available to you. The FAFSA form is required to fill by the applicants to analyze the financial aid eligibility and requirement. Bethune Cookman University federal school code is 001467.
The State Aid includes Florida Resident Access Grant, Florida Student Assistance Grant, Bright Futures Scholarship, Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship, and Minority Teacher Education Scholarship.
The Federal Aid includes the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan and so on.
The Institutional Aid includes the BCU Scholarship, Academic Scholarship, The Chatlos Foundation Nursing Scholarship, Ruby Giddens Nursing Department Scholarship, and Wildcat Scholarship.
The Military Aid include the Post 9/11 GI Bill.