The mission of Bethune-Cookman University is to develop global leaders committed to service, life-long learning and diversity by providing a faith-based environment of academic excellence and transformative experiences. Bethune-Cookman University seeks to define a new standard for academic excellence as a way to become the best small college in the southern region. To educate and empower people to seek their own solution; to advocate for opportunities for all citizens to improve their quality of life; and to inculcate an international perspective that would facilitate a keen appreciation of the new global realities.
B-CU: Transforming Lives, One Student at a Time
“My undergraduate experience painted a vastly different picture of my abilities. There was a lot of sadness and frustration overcoming challenges with a learning disability and losing my father at 22-years old to a terminal illness. Despite wanting to attend B-CU and applying several times, academically I didn’t have the grades. However, when I prepared for graduate school I was determined, knowing that if given the opportunity, I would go above and beyond to exemplify what it means to Enter to Learn and Depart to Serve. Receiving that admissions letter changed my life, and I share that experience every opportunity I get.” >> Read More
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Bethune-Cookman University Awarded $300K Research Program Grant from National Science Foundation
Bethune-Cookman University has been awarded a three-year grant valued at $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics. With mathematical modeling as the main precept, a multidisciplinary team of science, mathematics, and computer science faculty will provide nine participating students research-learning experiences in the data analytic aspects of multiple scientific disciplines. including chemistry, computer science, biological and environmental sciences in an eight-week residential program beginning June 4, 2018. >> Read More
President Jackson and other HBCU Presidents Share Reflections on Meeting with President Trump in Oval Office
President Jackson joined UNCF and 31 of its other 37 member-institution presidents for an unprecedented meeting in the Oval Office with President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other top administration leaders February 27, 2017, to discuss areas of collaboration between the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the federal government. UNCF’s HBCU-coalition partners, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), also attended Monday’s meetings. Immediately following the meeting with President Trump, nearly 90 HBCU presidents participated in a “listening session” with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary DeVos. "I truly believe that meaningful progress for our schools requires relationships," says President Jackson. "HBCUs must have a voice in Washington. We must do all that we can to ensure the success of our colleges and universities. The meeting was productive and definitely a step in the right direction."
I leave you a thirst for education. Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.
Mary McLeod Bethune B-CU Founder