Bethune-Cookman University

Private, Four-years School Located in Daytona Beach, FL

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How much is the B CU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, B CU's tuition & fees is $14,794.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,940 when a student lives on-campus.

B CU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$14,794
Books & Supplies Costs$1,450
On-campus Room & Board$10,396
On-campus Expenses$3,300
Off-campus Room & Board$10,396
Off-campus Expenses$4,200
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$14,794

How Much Does it Cost to Go to B CU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $59,176 at B CU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $104,507. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $51,775.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$14,794$27,472$14,289
Sophomore (2024-25)$14,794$26,529$13,346
Junior (2025-26)$14,794$25,657$12,474
Senior (2026-27)$14,794$24,849$11,666
4 Years Total$59,176$104,507$51,775
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$14,794$26,529$13,346
Sophomore (2025-26)$14,794$25,657$12,474
Junior (2026-27)$14,794$24,849$11,666
Senior (2027-28)$14,794$24,102$10,919
4 Years Total$59,176$101,137$48,405
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$14,794$25,657$12,474
Sophomore (2026-27)$14,794$24,849$11,666
Junior (2027-28)$14,794$24,102$10,919
Senior (2028-29)$14,794$23,410$10,227
4 Years Total$59,176$98,017$45,285
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$14,794$24,849$11,666
Sophomore (2027-28)$14,794$24,102$10,919
Junior (2028-29)$14,794$23,410$10,227
Senior (2029-30)$14,794$22,769$9,586
4 Years Total$59,176$95,130$42,398
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$14,794$24,102$10,919
Sophomore (2028-29)$14,794$23,410$10,227
Junior (2029-30)$14,794$22,769$9,586
Senior (2030-31)$14,794$22,176$8,993
4 Years Total$59,176$92,457$39,725

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, B CU' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $19,195.
In-StateOut-of-State
Bethune-Cookman University$14,794
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between B CU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Bethune-Cookman UniversityDaytona Beach, FL$14,794$14,100
Ave Maria UniversityAve Maria, FL$28,222$10,018

Financial Aid and COA

At Bethune-Cookman University, 2,428 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $13,183.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at B CU is $16,757 for students living on-campus and $17,657 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 802 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $13,780 and the average amount of student loans is $6,506.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$29,940
COA (off-campus)$30,840
Tuition & Fees$14,794
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,146
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,046
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,757
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,657
Average Financial Aid$13,183
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,42897%$13,183
Pell Grants1,91876%$5,315
Federal Student Loan1,95578%$6,821
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid80299%-
Grants or Scholarships80099%$13,780
Federal Grants66282%$5,938
Pell Grants66182%$5,553
Other Federal Grants25331%$1,028
State/Local Grants59173%$4,570
Institutional Grants72289%$6,083
Student Loan Aid67483%$6,506
Federal Student Loans67183%$6,076
Other Student Loans263%$11,840

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

B CU's acceptance rate is 99.84%. A total of 5,577 applicants applied to and 5,568 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 812 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 14.58%.
To apply to B CU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants5,5771,743$3,834
Admitted5,5681,739$3,829
Enrolled812306$506
Acceptance Rate99.84%99.77%99.87%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)14.58%17.60%13.21%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordConsidered But Not Required
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered But Not Required
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered But Not Required
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to B CU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 905 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 17.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total905820990
National Average1,168
Florida Average1,154
SAT EBRW470430510
SAT Math435390480
ACT Composite171518
National Average24
Florida Average24
ACT Math161417
ACT English171419

Student Population

Bethune-Cookman University has a total of 2,727 students including 2,628 undergraduate and 99 graduate students. By gender, there are 992 male students and 1,632 female students attending B CU. The school offers online degree programs and 33 students enrolled online exclusively (1.21% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,624 9921,632
Undergraduate2,513 9461,567
Graduate111 4665

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL
Phone386-481-2000
WEBwww.cookman.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered47 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered8 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate84.97%
Yield8.86%
Student Population2,727
Graduation Rate34%
Transfer-out Rate14%
Retention Rate51% (Full-time), 25% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties152 (Full-time), 69 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs398 (Full-time), 74 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$60,753
Average Staff Salary$70,551