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Campus & Student Life at Bethune - Cookman University

Home to about 2,746 undergraduates in 2020, Bethune - Cookman University is a small, private university located in Daytona Beach, Florida. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Bethune - Cookman University offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bethune - Cookman University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bethune - Cookman University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Bethune - Cookman University is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)

The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Bethune - Cookman University is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Bethune - Cookman University is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.

Bethune - Cookman University Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bethune - Cookman University Disability Services.

Bethune - Cookman University for the Military

While not a "service academy", Bethune - Cookman University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Bethune - Cookman University for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bethune - Cookman University

Bethune - Cookman University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bethune - Cookman University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bethune - Cookman University

Bethune - Cookman University has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,746 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,614 (95.2%). Part-time attendance was 132 (4.8%).


Bethune - Cookman University is Ranked #2,058 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bethune - Cookman University is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Bethune - Cookman University #2058 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bethune - Cookman University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bethune - Cookman University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bethune - Cookman University Diversity Guide.

Bethune - Cookman University Competes in the NCAA

Bethune - Cookman University has a total of 374 student athletes, 233 men and 141 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$11,867,121
Total Expenses (all teams)$11,797,419

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bethune - Cookman University Athletics

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