Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,934
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,200 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Bethune-Cookman University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Bethune-Cookman University's tuition was $13,440 for all students regardless of residency (49.8% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Bethune-Cookman University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 82% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,978 (which is 13.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Bethune-Cookman University in 2016-2017, was 775, which is 86% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,859 (which is 16.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Bethune-Cookman University has enrolled a total of 3,934 students (3,681 students full-time and 253 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,934 students, 99 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 3,796 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 138 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,808 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 78%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%

Hispanic: 3%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

White: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Asian: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Bethune-Cookman University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Psychology 20% 158
Social Sciences 9% 76
Education 6% 46
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 44
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 5% 41 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 5% 40
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 36
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 32
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 24
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 16

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Bethune-Cookman University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Bethune-Cookman University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,900. Last year, out of the total 1,372 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,249 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,226 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,079 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,900 $28,400
Employment Rate 91% 88%
Total Graduates 1,372 1,226

Campus Location

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