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How Well Is Bob Jones University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bob Jones University was awarded 137 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general office occupations and clerical services.

Overall Quality

Bob Jones University is ranked #1,737 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Bob Jones University is also ranked #28 out of 50 schools in South Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bob Jones University?

Acceptance Rate

Since Bob Jones University has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Bob Jones University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bob Jones University is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bob Jones University is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bob Jones University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bob Jones University has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bob Jones University the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 53%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

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Bob Jones University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,639 undergraduates at Bob Jones University with 2,295 being full-time and 344 being part-time.

How Much Does Bob Jones University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bob Jones University is $12,923. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bob Jones University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,076 $10,902 $12,572 $16,830 $19,114

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bob Jones University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bob Jones University, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $6,099 a year. That adds up to $24,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bob Jones University is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bob Jones University Graduates Make?

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Location of Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Bob Jones University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, SC 29614-0001
Phone: 864-242-5100

Bob Jones University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from Bob Jones University. Of these students, 597 received undergraduate degrees and 89 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 67 $32,467
Accounting 32 $52,107
Nursing 28 $60,903
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27 $30,771
Teacher Education Grade Specific 26 $28,753
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 $32,925
Theological & Ministerial Studies 21 $20,140
General Education 20 NA
Health & Physical Education 20 $26,353
Chemistry 20 NA

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Online Learning at Bob Jones University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 621 students took at least one online class at Bob Jones University. This is an increase from the 470 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 621 359
2018-2019 470 256
2017-2018 471 289
2016-2017 339 223
2015-2016 227 204

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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