Bethune-Cookman College is a historically black college, located in Daytona Beach, Florida. Serving both traditional and non-traditional students, the college traces its root back to 1904. Originally, it was Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School, founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. In 1923, it merged with the Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida, and became a co-ed high school. One year later, it became affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and by 1931, it evolved into a junior college and became Bethune-Cookman College. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the college offers baccalaureate programs in different areas through seven academic schools: the School of Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; General Studies; Science, Engineering, and Mathematics; and Social Sciences. Continuing education programs are offered as well. To meet the needs of individual students, the college housing offers a variety of residence hall options. To promote physical activity among the students, intercollegiate athletics, and intramural athletics program are organized. The intercollegiate athletics programs of the college have attained national recognition. The Carl S. Swisher Library and Learning Resource Center on campus maintains more than 154,000 volumes. Library holdings include a circulation collection, periodical collection, and a special collection.