Bethune-Cookman University

Founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune in 1904, Bethune-Cookman University is an historically Black, United Methodist Church-related university offering baccalaureate and masters degrees. The mission is to serve in the Christian tradition the diverse educational, social, and cultural needs of its students and to develop in them the desire and capacity for continuous intellectual and professional growth, leadership and service to others. In addition to a long and impressive history of building servant leaders, B-CU has distinguished itself by providing a values building, faith-based culture, a vibrant social community, championship football and softball teams, the world renowned Marching Wildcats, a relevant curriculum and international educational partnerships, in addition to earning an A Bond rating and a $46MM endowment. At B-CU students can not only imagine a better future, but develop the skills and confidence to get there. Bethune-Cookman University is a special place that has and continues to transform lives.Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) is experiencing an academic renaissance. This transformation is "powerful," and is quickly overflowing from our campus into the surrounding communities of Midtown, Daytona Beach and Volusia County. Each of the aforementioned accomplishments, goals and objectives are resulting in greater attention, support and recognition of our beloved B-CU. The university mission not only defines our graduates, but also articulates the overall academic environment that will support the B-CU student. Strategic goals have been intentionally developed to focus our vision towards accomplishing the mission: Enhance Academic Enterprise, Promote Student Success, Increase Access, Opportunity and Affordability, Enhance Operational Effectiveness & Efficiency, Increase Institutional Visibility & Image, and Upgrade Physical Infrastructure. "What we produce as graduates is the best indication of how successful the institution is in accomplishing the Mission..."

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Private, Coed 1904 N/A Semester $47.8 million 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 481-2000
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Florida Daytona Beach 899