Bethune-Cookman University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,440

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,313

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,143

93.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

36.6%

324 Graduates

About

Bethune-Cookman University is a higher education institution located in Volusia County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bethune-Cookman University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (104 degrees awarded), Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (66 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees).

In 2017, 542 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bethune-Cookman University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (495 degrees), 24.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethune-Cookman University is $13,440, which is $-11,754 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bethune-Cookman University is $13,440, which is $-11,754 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,313.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,440

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bethune-Cookman University was $13,440. The cost of tuition at Bethune-Cookman University is $-11,754 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$17,313

2017 Value

4.79%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bethune-Cookman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,313. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bethune-Cookman University grew by 4.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,080

Room and Board

$1,450

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bethune-Cookman University was of $9,080 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,450. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Bethune-Cookman University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

13.1%

2016 Default Rate

197

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bethune-Cookman University was 13.1%, which represents 197 out of the 1509 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Bethune-Cookman University has a total enrollment of 4,143 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethune-Cookman University is 3,880 students and the part-time enrollment is 263. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Bethune-Cookman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bethune-Cookman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.6% Black or African American, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.47% White, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0724% Asian, and 0.0241% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bethune-Cookman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (50%), followed by Black or African American Male (29.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (48%), followed by Black or African American Male (25.6%) and White Male (4.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bethune-Cookman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,143 students. The full-time enrollment at Bethune-Cookman University is 3,880 and the part-time enrollment is 263. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Bethune-Cookman University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2017 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bethune-Cookman University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    3,217

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    127

  3. Two or More Races

    99

The enrolled student population at Bethune-Cookman University is 77.6% Black or African American, 3.07% Hispanic or Latino, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.47% White, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0724% Asian, and 0.0241% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 555 students (13.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 124 more women than men received degrees from Bethune-Cookman University. The majority of degree recipients at Bethune-Cookman University are black or african american (495 degrees awarded). There were 24.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bethune-Cookman University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (104 degrees awarded), followed by Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (66 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees).

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 Protective Services (71 degrees awarded), Psychology (65 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Elementary & middle school teachers (300,949 people), Other managers (257,536 people), Police officers (143,200 people), Social workers, all other (140,240 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (130,019 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Protective Services (71 degrees awarded), Psychology (65 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Communications (30 degrees).

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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, Physicians, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Protective Services (71 degrees awarded), Psychology (65 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Communications (30 degrees).

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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 (654,055 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (399,796 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (362,556 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (346,118 people), and Outpatient care centers (202,795 people).

The most specialized majors at Bethune-Cookman University are Protective Services (71 degrees awarded), Psychology (65 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), and Communications (30 degrees).

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Degrees

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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bethune-Cookman University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 104 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 209

  2. 333

In 2017, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Bethune-Cookman University, which is 0.628 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (333).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Bethune-Cookman University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.04 times more than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 51 degrees were awarded to women at Bethune-Cookman University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.962 times less than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% of students graduating from Bethune-Cookman University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bethune-Cookman University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.309% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    495 degrees awarded

  2. White

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bethune-Cookman University is black or african american (495 degrees awarded). There were 24.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (20 degrees).

3.14% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    310 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    185 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bethune-Cookman University is black or african american female (310 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (185 degrees).

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Operations

Bethune-Cookman University has an endowment valued at nearly $42.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.52M (13%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Bethune-Cookman University had a total salary expenditure of $97.1M. Bethune-Cookman University employs 83 Assistant professors, 50 Instructors, and 37 Associate professors. Most academics at Bethune-Cookman University are Male Assistant professors (50), Female Assistant professors(33), and Female Instructors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethune-Cookman University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Service, with 92 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 89 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.3M

2017 Endowment

11.6%

decline from 2016

Bethune-Cookman University has an endowment valued at about $42.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bethune-Cookman University declined 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.2M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.52M - Federal

  2. $5.63M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bethune-Cookman University received $4.52M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.63M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$42.9M

2017 Salaries

12.9%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Bethune-Cookman University paid a median of $42.9M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($97.1M) and a 12.9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 46% growth from 2015 and a 9.39% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.7M

Instructional Salaries

190

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bethune-Cookman University paid a total of $11.7M to 190 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

83 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

94 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bethune-Cookman University were Assistant professor with 83 employees; Instructor with 50 employees; and Instructor with 37 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bethune-Cookman University were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees; Service with 92 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bethune-Cookman University was Male Assistant professor with 50 employees, Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Female Instructor with 32 employees.

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

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