N/A

Acceptance Rate

$12,495

Avg.Financial Aid

001467

FAFSA Code

About Bethune Cookman University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,773

Website

www.cookman.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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. 


Reviews

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.

Location & Contact

Address

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3864812000
Fax: 3864812000
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

N/A

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

N/A

High School GPA

N/A

Accept Common App

None

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,309

Average Annual Cost

$13,844

Books And Supplies

$1,450

Other Fees

$970

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,412

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,200

Total One Year Cost

$29,876

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

65%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

60%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$164

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

104 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

66 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

54 Graduates

Psychology, General

53 Graduates

Gerontology

32 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

30 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

25 Graduates

Biology, General

20 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

18 Graduates

Political Science and Government

18 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

15 Graduates

Sociology

12 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

11 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

6 Graduates

Computer Engineering

5 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

3 Graduates

Computer Science

2 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

2 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Chemistry

1 Graduates

History

1 Graduates

International Business

1 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,620

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

76%

Full-time

96%

Part-time

4%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

2% White

11% Unknown

80% Black

3% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

0 Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

27%

Out Of State

71%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 96% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

96%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,912/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $2,500/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$2,500/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Wildcats

School Colors

maroon and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

208

Total Female Athletes

101

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

1

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cross Country

Golf

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$23,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$29,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$21,500

$32,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$223 - 337

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$12,495

Students Receiving Federal Grants

83%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,490

Students Receiving State Aid

71%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,417

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

88%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,331

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$13,769

$30K - $48K

$12,757

$48K - $75K

$9,414

$75K - $110K

$7,655

> $110K

$7,164

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,862,571

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,273,160

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. 

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