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Bob Jones University Data & Information Overview

101 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
2% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Bob Jones University Ranked?

#1,051 Best Colleges in Nation
#12 Best Colleges in SC
Business, Management & Marketing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Bob Jones University was awarded 101 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management & marketing.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Bob Jones University is ranked #1,051 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bob Jones University held the #1,195 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 44 colleges in South Carolina, Bob Jones University is ranked at #12.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bob Jones University?

Open Admissions Policy

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

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
94% Full Time Teachers

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

83% Freshmen Retention
54% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bob Jones University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 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 54%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

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Bob Jones University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,295 Full-Time Undergraduates
15.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.6% Percent Women

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?

$13,757 Net Price
25% Take Out Loans
$30,180 Total Student Loans
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 25% of students took out student loans averaging $7,545 a year. That adds up to $30,180 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?

$40,853 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
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

South Carolina State
2,295 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
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

52 Majors With Completions
514 Undergraduate Degrees
114 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from Bob Jones University. Of these students, 514 received undergraduate degrees and 114 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
Nursing 33 $60,207
Teacher Education Grade Specific 33 $30,289
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
Biblical Studies 15 NA
Communication Sciences 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

24% Take At Least One Class Online
12% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 771 students took at least one online class at Bob Jones University. This is an increase from the 621 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 771 377
2019-2020 621 359
2018-2019 470 256
2017-2018 471 289
2016-2017 339 223

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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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