William Jessup University

William Jessup University

William Jessup University, WJU, is located in Rocklin, California. It was founded in San Jose in 1939, and was originally named San Jose Bible College. The first classes were held on September 20, 1939. On July 1, 1989, the name was changed to San Jose Christian College, and it adopted its present name in 2003. In 2004, WJU moved to its current location, where it is situated on around 125 acres.

William Jessup University offers associate's and bachelor's degrees in bible and theology, psychology, Christian education, business administration, and intercultural studies. The School of Professional Studies at WJU offers a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Credential Program.

The sports teams of William Jessup University compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Known as the Warriors, they participate in basketball, soccer, cross country, golf, volleyball, and softball athletics events.

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Contacting William Jessup University

William Jessup University
333 Sunset Blvd.
Rocklin , CA 95765-3707
General Phone: (916) 577-2200

William Jessup University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy152bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, theology, youth ministry, pastoral counseling and ministries, theology and religious vocations
Education and Teaching8elementary school teaching, teacher ed
Business and Management7business management
Therapy and Counseling7psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts4political science

Number of programs and degrees for William Jessup University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16912
Postbaccalaureate certificate71
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years29
Associate's degree12
Award of less than 1 academic year01

William Jessup University Student Body

In 2007-2008, William Jessup University had a total enrollment of 515 students (564 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 6%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 17%
20-21 21%
22-24 21%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 10%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)2%

William Jessup University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %

William Jessup University Room and Board (2007)

William Jessup University offers campus housing for 183 of its 564 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

William Jessup University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460610
SAT Math480590
SAT Writing470610
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite1927

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

William Jessup University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,480
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,480
Room and board $ 7,470
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 5,940

Financial Aid:
William Jessup University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 128100)

William Jessup University Faculty

William Jessup University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track87

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$60,8244$61,136
Associate professorcalendar year4$58,8010*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$55,4445$54,103
All faculty totalcalendar year11$58,1329$57,229

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

William Jessup University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball California Pacific Conference
Track California Pacific Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports162137

William Jessup University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
Political Science and Government, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Religious Education
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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