Accreditations and Affiliations
Bethune-Cookman University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bethune-Cookman University.
Florida Department of Education
Bethune-Cookman University is a nonprofit, independent postsecondary education institution, chartered and located in, and authorized by the State of Florida to operate educational programs beyond the secondary level in Florida and grant postsecondary diplomas and degrees. The University, accredited by SACSCOC, is exempt from the Commission for Independent Education licensure and is eligible to participate in Florida’s student financial aid programs.
Bethune-Cookman University is classified by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.
B-CU is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA); Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP – formerly NCATE) and Florida Department of Education (FLDOE); Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE); and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Collegiate Athletics Affiliation
B-CU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), participating at the Division I level and has been affiliated with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference since 1979.
The University is approved for listing as a United Methodist Church-affiliated university by the University Senate of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. The University is a member of the United Negro College Fund.