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Study at Bethune Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman University, also known as BCC, is a small, private, co-educational, and residential university located in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Established in 1904, the university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. BCC is organized into the following academic schools:
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Graduate and Professional Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
  • School of Social Sciences
BCC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's teams. The university is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The teams participate in the NCAA Division I. BCC's athletic teams are nicknamed as the Wildcats.

Profile of Bethune Cookman UniversityDaytona Beach, FL is home to Bethune Cookman. Daytona Beach is a small city. Students select the school partly because it is a United Methodist school. Bethune Cookman is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in music, education and teaching, therapy and Counselling, and security and law enforcement.

Bethune Cookman Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Bethune Cookman attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 28% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 370. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 360 and 440. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Bethune Cookman has broad appeal.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Bethune Cookman has 3, 434 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Bethune Cookman offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Bethune Cookman values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission is to serve in the Christian tradition the educational social, and cultural needs of its students traditional and non-traditional and to develop in them the desire and capacity for continuous intellectual and professional growth, leadership and service to others. Institutional priorities in the mission of the University are teaching, research, community service and commitment to moral and personal values. "Bethune Cookman Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching83education, physical education teaching, elementary school teaching, music teaching, education of learning disabled, social studies teaching, English teaching, business teaching
Business and Management45business management, accounting, international business
Therapy and Counselling40psychology
Liberal Arts36sociology, history, speech and rhetoric, political science, international relations, English, foreign language and literature, liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement29corrections and criminal justice
Nursing and Emergency Medicine26registered nursing
Media18journalism courses
Science16biology, physics, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering9information science, computer science, computer engineering
Music9music performance
Hospitality6hotel management
Medical Support and Technology6clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy and religious studies
Contact: Bethune CookmanBethune Cookman University

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099

General Phone: (386) 481-2000


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