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Want the scoop on Bethune - Cookman University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Bethune - Cookman University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bethune - Cookman University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, 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

College Factual ranked Bethune - Cookman University as #1,528 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Bethune - Cookman University also holds the #48 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bethune - Cookman University?

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Bethune - Cookman University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bethune - Cookman University is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 12% for first-time, full-time students at Bethune - Cookman University, which is 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 2,778 undergraduates at Bethune - Cookman University with 2,708 being full-time and 70 being part-time.

Bethune - Cookman University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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. Unfortunately, this is 27% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Bethune - Cookman University

Bethune - Cookman University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Daytona Beach, Florida. The location of Bethune - Cookman University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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 35 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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