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OPE ID: 00342100
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Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, South Carolina 29614-0001
General information:  (864) 242-5100
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,364 (2,913 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Institutions--Theological seminaries, Bible colleges, and other faith-related institutions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty19664
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-33
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$12,530$12,730$13,090$13,4602.8%
Books and supplies$1,336$1,352$1,398$1,200-14.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,100$5,100$5,430$5,7906.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,326$9,438$9,562$9,7582.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$25,030$25,286$26,266$23,050-12.2%
Off Campus$29,256$29,624$30,398$27,018-11.1%
Off Campus with Family$18,090$18,358$19,164$17,260-9.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid147168%————
Grant or scholarship aid43663%$3,872,210$8,881
Federal grants27640%$1,308,258$4,740
Pell grants27640%$1,265,758$4,586
Other federal grants8512%$42,500$500
State/local government grant or scholarships13119%$947,032$7,229
Institutional grants or scholarships37254%$1,616,920$4,347
Student loan aid24535%$1,353,205$5,523
Federal student loans24535%$1,285,170$5,246
Other student loans81%$68,035$8,504
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,96066%$16,383,889$8,359
Pell grants1,22941%$5,058,399$4,116
Federal student loans1,17039%$7,024,221$6,004
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$17,394$16,436$16,448
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$13,382$13,999$14,240
$30,001 – $48,000$13,245$13,862$14,535
$48,001 – $75,000$14,151$14,768$16,943
$75,001 – $110,000$18,945$20,637$20,585
$110,001 and more$20,020$20,895
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment3,364
Undergraduate enrollment2,913
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment86
Graduate enrollment451
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 78%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 24%
Out-of-state: 70%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 31%
Part-time: 69%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants1,080459621
Percent admitted82%82%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled76%78%75%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
ACT Composite2026
ACT English2028
ACT Math1725
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 50%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 58%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 40%
Hispanic/Latino: 37%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 86%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 25%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-23---
Molecular Biochemistry-2---
Category total-25---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science-2---
Business Administration and Management, General-466--
Business/Commerce, General00---
Finance, General-0---
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services11----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-6---
Information Resources Management-0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-3---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-2---
Office Management and Supervision-7---
Restaurant/Food Services Management-4---
Category total11959--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism-0---
Communication, General-53--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-4---
Journalism, Other-1---
Public Relations/Image Management-0---
Radio and Television-40--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-0---
Category total-143--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-4---
Information Technology-5---
Category total-9---
Construction Trades
Category total7----
Art Teacher Education-0---
Biology Teacher Education-1---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--0-0
Curriculum and Instruction---2-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching914---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--632
Elementary Education and Teaching-1910-0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-76--
History Teacher Education--2--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-4---
Mathematics Teacher Education-50--
Music Teacher Education-181--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0---
Secondary Education and Teaching--6--
Social Studies Teacher Education-6---
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1---
Special Education and Teaching, General-40--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--3d--
Category total97934d52
Computer Engineering, General-0---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-20--
Engineering Science-0---
Engineering, General-16---
Operations Research-0---
Category total-180--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-2---
Category total-2---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-8---
English Language and Literature, General-146--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-0---
Rhetoric and Composition-51--
Category total-277--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General-0---
Child Care and Support Services Management0----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-12---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-5---
Housing and Human Environments, Other-11---
Category total028---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-1---
German Language and Literature-2---
Spanish Language and Literature-3---
Category total-6---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-6---
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-6---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-6---
Pre-Veterinary Studies-0---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-47---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-3---
Category total-68---
History, General-156--
Category total-156--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-17---
Category total-17---
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies-0---
Category total-0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies1d4d---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-19---
Category total1d23d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-6---
Category total-6---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other6----
Category total6----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-13---
Category total-13---
Personal and Culinary Services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General5----
Culinary Arts/Chef Training18----
Category total23----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies---24
Category total---24
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-4---
Physics, General-0---
Category total-4---
Counseling Psychology-1824-0
Category total-1824-0
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs-5---
Political Science and Government, General-12---
Category total-17---
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies-191710
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology-6--0
Religious Education-3160-
Religious/Sacred Music-103--
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other1710---
Theology/Theological Studies--217-
Category total17766180
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-3---
Category total-3---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-0---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-50--
Commercial and Advertising Art-00--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-45--
Fashion/Apparel Design-3---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-63--
Graphic Design-182--
Keyboard Instruments-70--
Music Pedagogy-93--
Music Performance, General-66--
Visual and Performing Arts, General--0--
Voice and Opera-7---
Category total-6519--
Grand total74628163156
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission 4/4/2005 - 11/7/2006Accredited
11/7/2006 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible091
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.1%3.6%
Number in default1112
Number in repayment512326
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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