Bob Jones University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,288
6.32% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,669
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.61%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,029
78.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63.5%
349 Graduates

About

Bob Jones University is a higher education institution located in Greenville County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bob Jones University were General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), Accounting (32 degrees), and Registered Nursing (28 degrees).

In 2020, 661 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bob Jones University. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (510 degrees), 15.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bob Jones University is $19,288, which is $−3,242 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bob Jones University is $19,288, which is $−3,242 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,669.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students attending Bob Jones University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,288
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bob Jones University was $19,288. The cost of tuition at Bob Jones University is $−3,242 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,669
2020 Value
7.54%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bob Jones University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,669. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bob Jones University grew by 7.54%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,742
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bob Jones University was of $9,742 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 24% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Bob Jones University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.2% with respect to 2019, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.61%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bob Jones University was 1.61%, which represents 7 out of the 436 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Bob Jones University has a total enrollment of 3,029 students. The full-time enrollment at Bob Jones University is 2,379 students and the part-time enrollment is 650. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at Bob Jones University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bob Jones University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.7% White, 7.13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Asian, 2.08% Black or African American, 1.85% Two or More Races, 0.462% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bob Jones University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.1%), followed by White Male (33.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.6%), followed by White Female (25%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bob Jones University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,029 students. The full-time enrollment at Bob Jones University is 2,379 and the part-time enrollment is 650. This means that 78.5% of students enrolled at Bob Jones University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bob Jones University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bob Jones University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,142
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    216
  3. Asian
    81

The enrolled student population at Bob Jones University is 70.7% White, 7.13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.67% Asian, 2.08% Black or African American, 1.85% Two or More Races, 0.462% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 278 students (9.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 39 more women than men received degrees from Bob Jones University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bob Jones University is white (510 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bob Jones University is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (32 degrees) and Registered Nursing (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bob Jones University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (85 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (63 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,818,225 people), Secondary school teachers (442,254 people), Education administrators (285,972 people), Other managers (194,126 people), and Postsecondary teachers (183,086 people).

The most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Theology (85 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (63 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Education (103 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Theology (85 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (63 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Education (103 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,954,643 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (400,995 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,515 people), Religious organizations (164,776 people), and Computer Systems Design (127,895 people).

The most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Theology (85 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (63 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Education (103 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bob Jones University.
Most Common
  1. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bob Jones University was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

311
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
350
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 311 degrees were awarded to men at Bob Jones University, which is 0.889 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (350).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Bob Jones University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.19 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Bob Jones University in Counseling Psychology, which is 3.71 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 53% of students graduating from Bob Jones University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bob Jones University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.74% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    510 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bob Jones University is white (510 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (33 degrees).

4.54% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    274 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    236 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bob Jones University is white female (274 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (236 degrees).

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Operations

Bob Jones University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $414k (2.67%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Bob Jones University had a total salary expenditure of $74.1M. Bob Jones University employs 57 Associate professors, 56 Professors, and 45 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bob Jones University are Male Professors (43), Male Associate professors(31), and Female Associate professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bob Jones University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 107 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 79 employees, and Service with 61 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.5M
2020 Endowment
1.25%
growth from 2019

Bob Jones University has an endowment valued at about $15.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bob Jones University grew 1.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bob Jones University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.3M
2020 Salaries
2.76%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bob Jones University paid a median of $28.3M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($74.1M) and a 2.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.59% decline from 2018 and a 29.6% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.91M
Instructional Salaries
166
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bob Jones University paid a total of $7.91M to 166 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
57 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
107 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bob Jones University were Associate professor with 57 employees; Professor with 56 employees; and Professor with 45 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bob Jones University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 107 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees; and Service with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bob Jones University was Male Professor with 43 employees, Male Associate professor with 31 employees, and Female Associate professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bob Jones University.

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