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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Bob Jones University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

Questions about the accreditation of Bob Jones University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (‚Äč.

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Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Bob Jones University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; email: [email protected]] having been awarded Reaffirmation II of its Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accrediting Commission in April 2021.

This status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Program Accreditation & Recognition

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at BJU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The program is approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.

Our engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The human resources management track in our business administration program is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management as meeting the SHRM guidelines.

Our education programs are approved by the South Carolina Department of Education.

Student Success and Achievement

As an accredited institution, Bob Jones University is obligated to provide to its students, constituents, and the public information about its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals.

Outcome Goal
Course Completion Rates
All students95.4%90.0%
Undergraduate Students95.9%90.0%
Graduate Students90.2%88.0%
On Campus95.9%90.0%
Retention Rates
Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention81.6% 75.0%
4-year Retention
(first-time, first-year baccalaureate-degree seeking students)
Graduation Rates
(first-time, first-year baccalaureate-degree seeking)
4-year Graduation Rate56.7%50.0%
5-year Graduation Rate68.8%60.0%
6-year Graduation Rate69.7%62.5%
Graduate Placement (either grad school or employment) 96.5%90.0%
Licensing Examination Pass Rates
CPA Examination (all sections, first-time takers)71.8%Higher than S.C. average (62.6% in 2019) and Higher than the National Average (58.6% in 2019)
NCLEX-RN (first-time takers)92.6%Higher than 5% below the S.C. average (86.7% in 2018)
Praxis II (all takers)98.8%90.0%
Fundamentals of Engineering (all takers)87.5% 80.0%