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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. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bob Jones University Ranked?

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2021 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 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Bob Jones University is ranked #573 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Bob Jones University also holds the #8 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.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to Bob Jones University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 485 and 615. Math scores were between 475 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bob Jones University  ( 485 to 615 )

SAT Math Scores for Bob Jones University  ( 475 to 570 )
Bob Jones University received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Bob Jones University  ( 20 to 27 )

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Bob Jones University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bob Jones University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 90%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  90 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bob Jones University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% 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  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Bob Jones University for first-time, full-time students is 49%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Bob Jones University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,647 undergraduates at Bob Jones University with 2,273 being full-time and 374 being part-time.

Bob Jones University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 88.50 out of 100, Bob Jones University is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.50 out of 100
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How Much Does Bob Jones University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bob Jones University is $12,565. 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 +
$9,911 $11,887 $11,631 $15,253 $18,412

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bob Jones University, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,994 a year. That adds up to $23,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bob Jones University is 1.9%. 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?

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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Location of Bob Jones University

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 78 majors graduated from Bob Jones University. Of these students, 536 received undergraduate degrees and 71 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 41 $31,200
Health & Physical Education 35 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 34 $26,200
Health Sciences & Services 29 NA
Nursing 27 $59,200
Accounting 27 $44,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27 $28,300
Design & Applied Arts 22 NA
General Biology 21 NA
General Engineering 19 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 471 students took at least one online class at Bob Jones University. This is an increase from the 339 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 471 289
2016-2017 339 223
2015-2016 227 204
2014-2015 213 187
2013-2014 205 170

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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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