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Bethune Cookman University
640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3099
(386) 481-2000 or (800) 448-0228
Contact: Aixa Melendez
http://www.cookman.edu
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College Overview  
     Bethune-Cookman College sits on more than 70 acres of prime Daytona Beach, Florida land in an ideal location providing
easy access to business centers, theaters, museums, beaches, bus and air terminals, and recreational facilities.
     There are 36 stately brick buildings on the main campus and, under the Continuing Education Program, the college
currently operates extension sites in the state of Florida in Bradenton, Fort Pierce, Gainesville, Spuds (branch campus),
Sanford, West Palm Beach, and a weekend college on campus.
     The heart of the college is situated on Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, representing the historical core of the
institution, where the seven historic buildings comprised the historical main campus. Surrounding those buildings are
evidences of the progress made in the development of the boundaries which now extend beyond International Speedway
Boulevard to the South; George W. Engram Boulevard to the North; Lincoln Street to the West; and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Boulevard to the East. The college remains connected to Midway, the historic African-American community.

Online Admissions Application: http://www.cookman.edu/academics/registrar/registration.html
Quick Facts
Undergrad Population: 3545
Graduate Population: 32
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $13990
Out of State Tuition: $13990
Room & Board: $7980
Applications Due: July 30th ($25)
Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mascot: Wildcat
Accreditations: SACS,
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 37%
Percent Women: 63%
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Majors Offered

Bachelor of Arts Degree
•English
•English Education
•History
•International Studies/International Affairs
•Mass Communications
•Music Performance
•Music Technology
•Music Education K-12
•Political Science
•Religion and Philosophy
•Social Science Education K-12
•Sociology
•Speech Communicatio

Bachelor of Science Degree
•Accounting
•Biology
•Biology Education 6-12
•Business Administration
•Business Education 6-12 •Chemistry
•Computer Engineering
•Computer Information Systems
•Computer Science
•Criminal Justice
•Educational Studies
•Elementary Education K-6/ ESOL
•Exceptional Student Education K-12/ESOL
•Gerontology
•Hospitality Management
•Integrated Environmental Science
•International Business
•Mathematics
•Nursing (or with RN-BSN Track)
•Physical Education K-12
•Physical Education - Recreation
•Psychology

Masters of Science in Transformative Leadership

Unique Programs
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Dance, Fraternities, Honors Program, Intramural Sports, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Radio Station, Sororities, Student Newspaper
College History
     The year was 1904 when a very determined young black woman, Mary McLeod Bethune, opened the Daytona Educational and
Industrial Training School for Negro Girls. It underwent several stages of growth and development through the years.
In 1923, it became a co-ed high school as a result of a merger with Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida. A year
later, the school became affiliated with the United Methodist Church, evolved into a junior college by 1931 and became
known as Bethune-Cookman College.
     In 1941, the Florida State Department of Education approved a 4-year baccalaureate program offering liberal arts and
teacher education. Mrs. Bethune retired in 1942 at which time James A. Colston became president until 1946 when Mrs.
Bethune resumed the presidency for a year.
     Richard V. Moore, Sr. became president in 1947. Under his tenure the college was accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools in 1970, joined the United Negro College Fund and other academic and professional organizations.
The curriculum expanded, student enrollment increased and new buildings were constructed for residential housing and
classrooms.
     Oswald P. Bronson, Sr., Ph.D., an alumnus of the College, served as the 4th president of the college from 1975 to 2004.
During his tenure increased student enrollment led to continuous development and expansion of the college. A rapidly
increasing student enrollment led to construction of more student housing and classroom buildings. Major fields of study
increased from 12 in 1974 to 37 by 2003. In addition, seven continuing education centers for students began operating
throughout the state. While maintaining accreditation by SACS, Florida State Board of Education, and the United Methodist
Church Board of Higher Education the college added new accreditations in the Nursing and the Teacher Education programs.
     Trudie Kibbe Reed, Ed.D., was appointed to the presidency in August 2004 by the Board of Trustees. Dr. Reed is the first
woman to serve in this capacity since Dr. Bethune, the college founder.
     Since 1943, the college has graduated more than 12,900 students who have provided support to the college. Traditionally,
the college has maintained intercollegiate athletics programs, instrumental and choral groups which have achieved
national recognition. Many alumni are employed in the fields of education, medicine, business, politics, government,
science, religion, athletics and environmental sciences.
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