Bethune-Cookman University

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.

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How to Become a Future B-C Student 

Interested in becoming a Wildcat? B-CU is rich with opportunities. Through our nine academic schools and colleges we offer focused disciplines in the business, educations, engineering, humanities, liberal arts, nursing and the sciences, with the opportunity to work across disciplines throughout your college career. 


News and Events

Bethune-Cookman Students Participate in Annual Service Learning Initiative in the Bahamas During Spring Break
This year, seven students embarked upon a life changing journey, the fifth B-CU Spring into Service Learning Initiative to The Bahamas. The group journeyed to Harbour Island, where they joined the Harbour Island All-School’s celebration of Commonwealth Day. Following the celebration, B-CU class of 1978 alumnus, the Honorable Commissioner Ivan Ferguson, Administrator for the North Eleuthera District, welcomed the students with great enthusiasm. Hewas joined by Chief Counselor Terrence Davis Jr. “This trip reaffirmed my passion for social justice and helped me to understand why it is so imperative that I pursue this passion,” said Branay McKnight. >> 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

Mary McLeod Bethune B-CU Founder


Bethune-Cookman Staff

The words of caring professors at B-CU helped me find my voice.

Nicole Brown, Class of 2006