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B-CU Ranked by US News & World Report in Top Tier of HBCU's Nationally for 2010


B-CU Ranked by US News & World Report in Top Tier of HBCU's Nationally for 2010
Institution also profiled on Best Colleges website

For the second consecutive year, US News & World Report has named Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) one of the top Historically Black Colleges & Universities nationwide, according to rankings published in the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges.  

B-CU ranks in the top tier of HBCU’s – those numerically ranked from 1 to 35 out of the 90 HBCU’s considered for this year’s rankings.  This year, B-CU moved up one position from its 2009 ranking to # 32 on the top tier list.  Institutions are rated based on a specialized HBCU peer survey combined with statistical data including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.  

In the category “Best Baccalaureate Colleges, Southern Region,” B-CU ranks in the third tier of schools – those ranked from 49 to 72 out of the 96 institutions surveyed.  This category rates institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of programs in both liberal arts and professional fields.

B-CU is also one of four Florida institutions profiled on the US News & World Report “Best Colleges” website as part of their college road trip feature.  Written to give prospective students a feel for the institution, the article highlights B-CU's commitment to academic excellence and community service, as well as the vibrant campus life including Greek activities and performances by the amazing Marching Wildcats.

To read the full profile, go to:  http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-colleges/2009/08/19/floridas-bethune-cookman-university.html

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About Bethune-Cookman University

Founded in 1904 by 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 baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. 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 more than 3,400.

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