Bob Jones University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,650

5.03% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,416

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.96%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

86.2%

1,062 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,916

82% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65.6%

427 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 (69 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (42 degrees), and Accounting (34 degrees).

In 2017, 637 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bob Jones University. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (523 degrees), 19.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bob Jones University is $15,650, which is $-5,083 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bob Jones University is $15,650, which is $-5,083 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,416.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,650

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bob Jones University was $15,650. The cost of tuition at Bob Jones University is $-5,083 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,416

2017 Value

11.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bob Jones University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,416. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bob Jones University grew by 11.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,860

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bob Jones University was of $8,860 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 10.5% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Bob Jones University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.19% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.

1.96%

2016 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bob Jones University was 1.96%, which represents 10 out of the 510 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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Admissions

Bob Jones University received 1,062 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.855% annual growth. Out of those 1,062 applicants, 915 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,916 students enrolled at Bob Jones University in 2017, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bob Jones University has an overall enrollment yield of 65%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

915

Accepted Out of 1,062

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bob Jones University was 86.2% (915 admissions from 1,062 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.855%, while admissions declined by -0.543%.

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SAT Scores

18%

Submission Percentage

105

Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Bob Jones University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bob Jones University has a total enrollment of 2,916 students. The full-time enrollment at Bob Jones University is 2,391 students and the part-time enrollment is 525. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Bob Jones University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bob Jones University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 5.59% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 1.99% Black or African American, 1.71% Asian, 0.412% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.343% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bob Jones University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (41.2%), followed by White Female (29.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bob Jones University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,916 students. The full-time enrollment at Bob Jones University is 2,391 and the part-time enrollment is 525. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Bob Jones University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 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 82%. 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

    2,139

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    163

  3. Two or More Races

    80

The enrolled student population at Bob Jones University is 73.4% White, 5.59% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 1.99% Black or African American, 1.71% Asian, 0.412% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.343% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 219 students (7.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 81 more women than men received degrees from Bob Jones University. The majority of degree recipients at Bob Jones University are white (523 degrees awarded). There were 19.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bob Jones University is General Business Administration & Management (69 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (42 degrees) and Accounting (34 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 (89 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees), and History (11 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 (334,672 people), Other managers (189,049 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (175,256 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,637 people), and Secondary school teachers (114,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Theology (89 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees), History (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and English (18 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Theology (89 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees), History (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and English (18 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 (596,476 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (340,744 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (164,019 people), Legal services (152,748 people), and Computer Systems Design (142,893 people).

The most specialized majors at Bob Jones University are Theology (89 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (61 degrees), History (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and English (18 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. 69 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bob Jones University was General Business Administration & Management with 69 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 278

  2. 359

In 2017, 278 degrees were awarded to men at Bob Jones University, which is 0.774 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (359).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Bob Jones University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Bob Jones University in Registered Nursing, which is 13 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

61%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 49% of students graduating from Bob Jones University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (81.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bob Jones University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (81.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.58% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    523 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bob Jones University is white (523 degrees awarded). There were 19.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

1.57% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    296 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    227 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bob Jones University is white female (296 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (227 degrees).

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Operations

Bob Jones University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $856k (N/A%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Bob Jones University had a total salary expenditure of $121M. Bob Jones University employs 73 Assistant professors, 52 Professors, and 45 Associate professors. Most academics at Bob Jones University are Male Professors (42), Male Assistant professors(39), and Female Assistant professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bob Jones University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 98 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 90 employees, and Service with 67 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Bob Jones University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bob Jones University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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 2017, 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

$41M

2017 Salaries

3.04%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Bob Jones University paid a median of $41M in salaries, which represents 34% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 3.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.88% growth from 2015 and a 49.5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.56M

Instructional Salaries

180

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bob Jones University paid a total of $7.56M to 180 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

73 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

98 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bob Jones University were Assistant professor with 73 employees; Professor with 52 employees; and Professor with 45 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bob Jones University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 98 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 90 employees; and Service with 67 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bob Jones University was Male Professor with 42 employees, Male Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 34 employees.

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

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