Bethune-Cookman University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,844
2022 Average Net Price
$15,769
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
11%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85%
12,818 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,727
95.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.7%
403 Graduates

About

Bethune-Cookman University is a higher education institution located in Volusia County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Bethune-Cookman University were General Psychology (60 degrees awarded), Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (57 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (42 degrees).

In 2022, 430 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethune-Cookman University. 65.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (355 degrees), 22.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethune-Cookman University is $13,844, which is $−14,486 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bethune-Cookman University is $13,844, which is $−14,486 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,769.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Bethune-Cookman University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,844
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bethune-Cookman University was $13,844. The cost of tuition at Bethune-Cookman University is $−14,486 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$15,769
2022 Value
34.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bethune-Cookman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,769. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bethune-Cookman University grew by 34.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,998
Room and Board
$1,450
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethune-Cookman University was of $9,998 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.56% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,450. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Bethune-Cookman University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.3% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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11%
2019 Default Rate
152
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bethune-Cookman University was 11%, which represents 152 out of the 1381 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bethune-Cookman University received 12,818 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 130% annual growth. Out of those 12,818 applicants, 10,891 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85% acceptance rate.

There were 2,727 students enrolled at Bethune-Cookman University in 2022. 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bethune-Cookman University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.86%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
10,891
Accepted Out of 12,818

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bethune-Cookman University was 85% (10,891 admissions from 12,818 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 99.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 130%, while admissions grew by 95.6%..

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage (2022)
504
Scores Submitted (2022)

52% of enrolled first-time students at Bethune-Cookman University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bethune-Cookman University had a total enrollment of 2,727 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bethune-Cookman University is 2,606 students and the part-time enrollment is 121. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Bethune-Cookman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethune-Cookman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.8% Black or African American, 5.83% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Two or More Races, 0.733% White, 0.183% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0733% Asian.

Students enrolled at Bethune-Cookman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (51.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (28.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (43%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethune-Cookman University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,727 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethune-Cookman University is 2,606 and the part-time enrollment is 121. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Bethune-Cookman University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bethune-Cookman University was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Bethune-Cookman University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    2,177 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    159 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    70 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bethune-Cookman University is 79.8% Black or African American, 5.83% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Two or More Races, 0.733% White, 0.183% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0733% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 212 students (7.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 130 more women than men received degrees from Bethune-Cookman University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bethune-Cookman University is black or african american (355 degrees awarded). There were 22.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethune-Cookman University is General Psychology (60 degrees awarded), followed by Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (57 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (42 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bethune-Cookman University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Protective Services (62 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Other managers (220,814 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (184,898 people), Postsecondary teachers (162,477 people), Police officers (152,840 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (122,005 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Protective Services (62 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Psychology (66 degrees), and Physical Sciences (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Protective Services (62 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Psychology (66 degrees), and Physical Sciences (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Elementary & secondary schools (534,816 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,533 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,305 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (322,917 people), and Outpatient care centers (206,854 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Protective Services (62 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Psychology (66 degrees), and Physical Sciences (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bethune-Cookman University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethune-Cookman University was General Psychology with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

150
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
280
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Bethune-Cookman University, which is 0.536 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (280).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Bethune-Cookman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.21 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Bethune-Cookman University in General Psychology, which is 4 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Bethune-Cookman University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (43.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bethune-Cookman University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (43.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 14.9% of graduates (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    355 degrees awarded
  2. White
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethune-Cookman University is black or african american (355 degrees awarded). There were 22.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

12.8% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    230 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    125 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bethune-Cookman University is black or african american female (230 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (125 degrees).

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Operations

Bethune-Cookman University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.66%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Bethune-Cookman University had a total salary expenditure of 89.7M. Bethune-Cookman University employs 63 Assistant professors, 30 Associate professors and 25 Instructors. Most academics at Bethune-Cookman University are Male Assistant professor (42), Female Assistant professor (21), and Female Instructor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethune-Cookman University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 52 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 40 employees.

Endowment

$33.8M
2022 Endowment
3.44%
decline from 2021

Bethune-Cookman University has an endowment valued at about $33.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethune-Cookman University declined 3.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.5M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$28.4M
2022 Salaries
9.24%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bethune-Cookman University paid a median of $28.4M in salaries, which represents 31.6% of their overall expenditure ($89.7M) and a 9.24% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.09M
Instructional Salaries
140
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bethune-Cookman University paid a total of $9.09M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethune-Cookman University were Assistant professor with 63 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Instructor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethune-Cookman University were Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethune-Cookman University was Male Assistant professor with 42 employees, Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Instructor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bethune-Cookman University.

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