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Colleges / Bethune-Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate145%
Acceptance Rate145%

About BCC

Bethune-Cookman University Overview

Bethune-Cookman University is a private, religious school in the urban setting of Daytona Beach, Florida. BCC was founded in 1904 and now enrolls around 2,624 students a year, which includes 2,513 undergraduates. BCC provides housing for up to 1,963 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 84% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at BCC

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Thinking of pledging? BCC has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? BCC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at BCC on the Student Life page.

2022 BCC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 100%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.3
Tuition $13,844
Percent of Need Met 59%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,829

Is BCC a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what BCC offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

BCC Acceptance Rate 2022

BCC is not difficult to get into. BCC admitted 100% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 5,577 applications received in 2022, 5,568 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at BCC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 58% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at BCCcome back their sophomore year. Around 33% of students who started at BCC earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for BCC Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from BCC by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 29% of graduates from BCC recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent BCC grads have an average starting salary of $38,750 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

BCC's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

BCC's endowment was valued at $28.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,904 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at BCC

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

BCC meets 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend BCC full-time are awarded $17,829 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $35,978 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at BCC.

Based on this information, how does BCC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is BCC a good school for you?

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Where is BCC?

BCC is located in the urban setting of Daytona Beach, Florida, in the suburbs of Orlando.

If you would like to see BCC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Daytona Beach, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Daytona Beach International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what BCC and Daytona Beach are like without leaving home.

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College Info

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099

Campus Setting: Urban

BCC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to BCC is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

BCC ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 18

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to BCC is 17. Students with an ACT score of 18 and above have a good chance of getting into BCC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 18 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

BCC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

790 - 970


Math SAT Range

390 - 480


Reading SAT Range

430 - 510

BCC Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at BCC is like? There are approximately 2,624 students enrolled at BCC, including 2,513 undergraduate students and 111 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from FL and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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