Bethune-Cookman Demographics & Diversity

Daytona Beach, Florida

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Bethune-Cookman are mostly Black with a small Multiracial population. The school has very low racial diversity. 98% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Bethune Cookman University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Bethune Cookman University students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 85%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 66% more female students than male students enrolled at Bethune Cookman University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bethune-Cookman has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Bethune Cookman University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Bethune Cookman University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,417
Women 2,356

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Bethune-Cookman serves a low number of students outside of Florida, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bethune Cookman University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,783 per year

81% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 9.6%
Part time Undergrads 4.6%

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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