Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University, commonly referred to as BJU, was founded in 1927 by the evangelist Bob Jones, Sr. It is a private, Protestant fundamentalist, liberal arts university located in Greenville, South Carolina. Originally called the Bob Jones College, it moved to its present campus in 1947, where it was granted university status. BJU enrolls over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students every year. The campus sits on 225 acres of land.

Bob Jones University offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 70 graduate degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • School of Applied Studies
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Religion
  • Seminary and Graduate School of Religion

BJU does not participate in intercollegiate sports but rather sponsors teams for intramural athletic competitions. There are a large number of men's and women's teams in soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball, table tennis, and badminton.

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Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard
Greenville , SC 29614-0001
General Phone: (864) 242-5100

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Bob Jones Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy141religion, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, ministry, theological and ministerial studies
Education and Teaching135curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, education of learning disabled, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Liberal Arts99German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, general studies, humanities, ...
Business and Management98business, business management, operations management, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, actuarial science, marketing ...
Music67music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, piano, various music studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine40registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling38counseling psychology, communication disorders
Family and Social Work27family and consumer economics, food and nutrition, housing and human environments, child care management
Science23biology, biophysics, chemistry, physics
Media22communication studies, mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, journalism courses, radio and television, public relations
Construction Trades21apparel and textiles, carpentry, construction manager
Photography and Commercial Art20commercial art, cinematography
Medicine19pre-med, pre-veterinary, medical preparatory
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science, information technology, computer science, computer engineering
Art Studies19visual and performing arts, art studies
Office and Administration15office management, general office occupations
Engineering14electrical engineering, engineering physics, engineering science, operations research
Mechanics and Repair14automobile mechanics, avionics maintenance, mechanic and repair
Beauty and Cosmetology13cosmetology
Security and Law Enforcement13corrections and criminal justice
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical education
Cooking and Culinary Arts12restaurant and catering management
Transportation5aviation operations
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Engineering Technician3computer systems tech
Hospitality2hospitality management
Landscaping and Horticulture1applied horticulture, landscaping
Medical Support and Technology1speech pathology
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural operations

Number of programs and degrees for Bob Jones in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree5916
Bachelor's degree64992
Master's degree14635
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years94
Doctor's degree146
Post-master's certificate106
Postbaccalaureate certificate02
First-professional degree141
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years21

Bob Jones Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bob Jones had a total enrollment of 4,228 students (4,135 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 21%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 37%
20-21 34%
22-24 17%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina27%
North Carolina5%
New York2%
New Hampshire2%
(International Students)2%
New Jersey2%
West Virginia1%

Bob Jones Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 50 %

Bob Jones Room and Board (2007)

Bob Jones offers campus housing for 3,216 of its 4,135 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Greenville, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Bob Jones Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,710
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,710
Room and board $ 5,100
Room charge $ 2,040
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,060
Books and supplies $ 1,279
Other expenses $ 3,754

Financial Aid:
Bob Jones participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 342100)

Bob Jones Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track14298

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$42,2931*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$42,2931*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year139$41,22397$35,648
All faculty totalacademic year139$41,22397$35,648

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bob Jones Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Operations Research

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other
Piano and Organ

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Counseling Psychology

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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