Bethune Cookman University

Bethune Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman University, also known as BCC, is a small, private, co-educational, and residential university located in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Established in 1904, the university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. BCC is organized into the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts & Humanities
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Graduate & Professional Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Social Sciences

BCC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's teams. The university is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The teams participate in the NCAA Division I. BCC's athletic teams are nicknamed as the Wildcats.

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Bethune-Cookman University
640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach , FL 32114-3099
General Phone: (386) 481-2000

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Bethune Cookman Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management94business management, accounting, organizational behavior, international business
Education and Teaching65education, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, business teaching, English teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, ...
Security and Law Enforcement43corrections and criminal justice
Liberal Arts41English, speech and rhetoric, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine39registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling31psychology
Media22mass communication
Science17biology, chemistry, physics
Hospitality12hotel management
Music9music performance
Computer Science and Engineering6information science, computer science, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy and religious studies
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Bethune Cookman in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38336
Master's degree91

Bethune Cookman Student Body

Bethune Cookman is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Bethune Cookman had a total enrollment of 3,434 students (3,628 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Black 92%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 47%
20-21 27%
22-24 15%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Bethune Cookman Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 100 %

Bethune Cookman Room and Board (2007)

Bethune Cookman offers campus housing for 1,881 of its 3,628 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Daytona Beach, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Bethune Cookman Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460530
SAT Math470530
SAT Writing460520
ACT Verbal1821
ACT Math1720
ACT Composite1821

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT70%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT80%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Bethune Cookman Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,876
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,876
Room and board $ 7,672
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,650

Financial Aid:
Bethune Cookman participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 146700)

Bethune Cookman Faculty

Bethune Cookman has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$87,1424$94,522
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$79,8528$84,903

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$55,9664$65,186
Associate professoracademic year15$58,3757$59,627
Assistant professoracademic year47$49,55332$51,599
Instructoracademic year25$38,58244$43,314
Lectureracademic year1*0*
No academic rankacademic year3$47,3331*
All faculty totalacademic year101$48,60588$48,695

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bethune Cookman Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Basketball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Baseball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Track Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports154964

Bethune Cookman Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist


Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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