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Find out more about how Bethune - Cookman University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Bethune - Cookman University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bethune - Cookman University was awarded 8 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Bethune - Cookman University is ranked #1,528 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bethune - Cookman University held the #1,575 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 62 colleges in Florida, Bethune - Cookman University is ranked at #48.

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Bethune - Cookman University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Bethune - Cookman University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bethune - Cookman University is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bethune - Cookman University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bethune - Cookman University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Bethune - Cookman University is 12%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  12 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Bethune - Cookman University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,992 undergraduates at Bethune - Cookman University with 3,755 being full-time and 237 being part-time.

Bethune - Cookman University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Bethune - Cookman University scored 40.93 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.93 out of 100
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How Much Does Bethune - Cookman University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bethune - Cookman University is $15,372. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bethune - Cookman University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,048 $15,060 $18,403 $20,162 $20,653

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bethune - Cookman University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bethune - Cookman University, approximately 88% of students took out student loans averaging $6,805 a year. That adds up to $27,220 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bethune - Cookman University is 13.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bethune - Cookman University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bethune - Cookman University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $29,200 in their early years. This is about 27% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Bethune - Cookman University

Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, Bethune - Cookman University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Daytona Beach makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Bethune - Cookman University

Contact details for Bethune - Cookman University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 640 Dr Mary Mcleod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099
Phone: 386-481-2000

Bethune - Cookman University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Bethune - Cookman University. Of these students, 477 received undergraduate degrees and 51 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 79 $25,300
Liberal Arts General Studies 70 $21,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 62 $20,600
Business Administration & Management 47 $19,400
Communication & Media Studies 44 $19,700
Health & Physical Education 30 NA
General Biology 20 NA
Information Science 17 NA
Gerontology 15 NA
Accounting 12 NA

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Online Learning at Bethune - Cookman University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 3,773 students took at least one online class at Bethune - Cookman University. This is an increase from the 1,701 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,773 175
2016-2017 1,701 314
2015-2016 1,808 1,808
2014-2015 130 0
2013-2014 4,044 4,044

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