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Bob Jones University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Bob Jones University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Bob Jones University Ranked?

2023 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 79 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Bob Jones University is ranked #1,195 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bob Jones University held the #1,737 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Bob Jones University also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in South Carolina ranking.

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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 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 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 $13,757. 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 +
$10,825 $11,346 $12,281 $18,759 $20,296

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 1.6%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University make about $40,853 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Bob Jones University

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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, 512 received undergraduate degrees and 110 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 54 $30,814
Teacher Education Grade Specific 33 $30,289
Nursing 33 $60,207
Accounting 26 $53,375
Health Sciences & Services 25 NA
Health & Physical Education 20 $26,059
General Education 19 NA
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 18 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 17 NA
Biblical Studies 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bob Jones University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.