Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
ZIP Code 


 0 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 217749
OPE ID: 00342100
add to favorites
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:  3,108 (2,725 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty19165
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-27
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$12,730$13,090$13,430$14,2205.9%
Books and supplies$1,352$1,398$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,100$5,430$5,790$6,0905.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,438$9,562$9,758$9,7580.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$25,286$26,266$23,020$24,1104.7%
Off Campus$29,624$30,398$26,988$27,7782.9%
Off Campus with Family$18,358$19,164$17,230$18,0204.6%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
1. Select starting academic year
2. Select tuition inflation rate

% (0-100 allowed)
  • The output is only an estimate and not a guarantee of the actual amount the student may be charged; it is not binding on the Secretary, the institution of higher education, or the State; and it may change, subject to the availability of financial assistance, State appropriations, and other factors. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Estimate the total tuition and fee costs over the duration of a typical program.
 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid154181%————
Grant or scholarship aid52178%$4,587,922$8,806
Federal grants28643%$1,221,644$4,271
Pell grants28643%$1,177,894$4,119
Other federal grants8913%$43,750$492
State/local government grant or scholarships14622%$927,289$6,351
Institutional grants or scholarships50075%$2,438,989$4,878
Student loan aid24437%$1,335,165$5,472
Federal student loans24136%$1,186,662$4,924
Other student loans142%$148,503$10,607
  • 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 aid12,02670%$17,211,045$8,495
Pell grants1,20441%$4,914,613$4,082
Federal student loans1,11438%$6,431,660$5,773
  • 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$16,436$16,448$13,537
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$13,999$14,240$11,323
$30,001 – $48,000$13,862$14,535$11,727
$48,001 – $75,000$14,768$16,943$13,223
$75,001 – $110,000$20,637$20,585$15,759
$110,001 and more$20,895$18,169
  • 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.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Visit this institution's net price calculator
Fall 2014
Total enrollment3,108
Undergraduate enrollment2,725
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment84
Graduate enrollment383
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
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: 75%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
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: 29%
Out-of-state: 66%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
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: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 74%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants1,048445603
Percent admitted81%84%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled72%88%60%
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 2014 (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.
SAT Critical Reading480608
SAT Math453590
SAT Writing440560
ACT Composite1926
ACT English2028
ACT Math1725
ACT Writing68
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: 81%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 63%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 66%
Female: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 67%
Asian: 56%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 51%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 58%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 33%
Non-resident alien: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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-12---
Molecular Biochemistry-1---
Category total-13---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science-0---
Business Administration and Management, General-614--
Business/Commerce, General00---
Finance, General-0---
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services17----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0---
Information Resources Management-0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-6---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-0---
Office Management and Supervision-6---
Restaurant/Food Services Management-5---
Category total171014--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism-0---
Communication, General-85--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-12---
Journalism, Other-0---
Public Relations/Image Management-0---
Radio and Television-00--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-0---
Category total-205--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-6---
Information Technology-12---
Category total-18---
Construction Trades
Category total0----
Art Teacher Education-0---
Biology Teacher Education-1---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--0-0
Curriculum and Instruction---4-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1410---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--712
Elementary Education and Teaching-308-0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-62--
History Teacher Education--0--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-4---
Mathematics Teacher Education-90--
Music Teacher Education-165--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-2---
Secondary Education and Teaching--6--
Social Studies Teacher Education-4---
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1---
Special Education and Teaching, General-60--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--5d--
Category total148933d52
Computer Engineering, General-0---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-00--
Engineering Science-0---
Engineering, General-14---
Operations Research-0---
Category total-140--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-1---
Category total-1---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-10---
English Language and Literature, General-136--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-0---
Rhetoric and Composition-20--
Category total-256--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General-0---
Child Care and Support Services Management0----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-9---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-0---
Housing and Human Environments, Other-6---
Category total015---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-0---
German Language and Literature-0---
Spanish Language and Literature-7---
Category total-7---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-14---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-0---
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-6---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies-10---
Pre-Veterinary Studies-1---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-46---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-0---
Category total-77---
History, General-81--
Category total-81--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-20---
Category total-20---
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies-0---
Category total-0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies16---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-20---
Category total126---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-6---
Category total-6---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other0----
Category total0----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General012---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-0---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-0---
Category total012---
Personal and Culinary Services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General6----
Culinary Arts/Chef Training17----
Category total23----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies---18
Category total---18
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-3---
Physics, General-2---
Category total-5---
Counseling Psychology-2024d-0
Category total-2024d-0
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs-5---
Political Science and Government, General-5---
Category total-10---
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies-1818d10
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology-1--0
Religious Education-2010-
Religious/Sacred Music-75--
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other93---
Theology/Theological Studies--164-
Category total94954d50
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-4---
Category total-4---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-0---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-80--
Commercial and Advertising Art-00--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-65--
Fashion/Apparel Design-3---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-90--
Graphic Design-100--
Keyboard Instruments-50--
Music Pedagogy-112--
Music Performance, General-59--
Visual and Performing Arts, General--0--
Voice and Opera-2---
Category total-5916--
Grand total645991431110
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 51
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $10,711
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,056
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 0%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCCAA Division I MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country1517
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission4/4/2005 - 11/7/2006Accredited
11/7/2006 -  Accredited
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible910
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible010
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 Year201220112010
Default rate1.2%0.9%2.1%
Number in default8511
Number in repayment660535512
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey


No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics -
U.S. Department of Education