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Bethune-Cookman University Tops U.S. News and World Report Rankings For 2017


B-CU Is Among 25 Best HBCUs in the Nation for Undergraduate Education

Daytona Beach, Fla. - U.S. News and World Report named Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) as the 24th best Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in the nation. The highly respected media outlet recently released a list of 80 ranked institutions based on: graduation/retention, peer assessment, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.  B-CU is also ranked among top liberal arts colleges and engineering programs.  To view the 2017 listings, please click HERE.  

B-CU has nearly 4,000 students currently enrolled, which is a record high for the institution. With the progression of academic achievements from students and faculty, B-CU has worked diligently to offer additional programming that will cultivate successful and career-ready graduates. Additionally, B-CU has made an impact on the future and success of distance learning from the online college offering eleven (11) degree programs.  “We are continuously Ascending to Greatness at B-CU; and I am very proud of the work that we are doing,” says President Edison Jackson.  “I do believe that one day B-CU will top the list!”

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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