#14 Best Private Colleges in Florida

Bethune Cookman University

Daytona Beach, Florida

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Student Population
Bethune Cookman University overview
Location Daytona Beach, Florida
Online cookman.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Bethune Cookman University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, Bethune Cookman University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 5,938 prospective students applied, and 5,803 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 680 enrolled in the school.  2,694 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 151 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $13,844 plus fees of $950. Bethune-Cookman is ranked 896 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Bethune Cookman University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Bethune-Cookman is rated within the lower 18% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Bethune Cookman University overview
SAT 840/980
ACT 15/19
Weighted GPA 3.11
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 30, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Bethune Cookman University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,450
Other Fees$950
Room and Board $9,896
Budget for Other Expenses$4,400
Total One Year Cost$30,540

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$31,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
37% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bethune Cookman University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 14%
Education 12%
Health Professions 11%
Psychology 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=132602 IPEDS survey data for Bethune Cookman University.

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