#15 Best Private Colleges in Florida

Bethune Cookman University

Daytona Beach, Florida

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Student Population
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Location Daytona Beach, Florida
Online cookman.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Bethune Cookman University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, Bethune Cookman University is a mid-size 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 7,081 prospective students applied, and 5,952 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 560 enrolled in the school.  3,608 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 165 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $13,844 plus fees of $970. Bethune-Cookman is ranked 1026 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 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 14% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 840/1010
ACT 15/18
GPA 2.89
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 30, 2022
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$970
Room and Board $9,462
Budget for Other Expenses$4,500
Total One Year Cost$30,226

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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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