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Accreditation

Regional

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 (www.sacscoc.org)‚Äč.

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National

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 nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org) and 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.
3 Year Disaggregated Graduation Trends

Course Completion

2018 2019 2020 Threshold of Acceptability Goal
All Students 95.0% 95.4% 95.7% 86.0% 97.0%
Undergraduate Students 95.5% 95.9% 95.8% 86.2% 97.0%
Graduate Students 98.2% 90.2% 92.8% 84.4% 95.0%
On Campus 96.7% 97.0% 95.9% 86.9% 97.0%
Distance 92.7% 92.6% 92.5% 83.3% 92.0%

Associate Student Retention Rates

2017 Cohort 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention 58.5% 47.8% 76.5% 54.8% 70%

Baccalaureate Student Retention Rates

2017 Cohort 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention 83.4% 82.9% 84.8% 74.3% 85.0%
2015 Cohort 2016 Cohort 2017 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
4-Year Retention (first-time, first-year, baccalaureate-degree seeking) 63.4% 61.8% 64.0% 56.8% 65.0%

Graduate Student Retention Rates

2013 Cohort 2014 Cohort 2015 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
First-Year to Second-Year Retention 88.9% 71.3% 82.1% 72.7% 90.0%

Graduation Rates (first-time, first-year associate-degree seeking)

2017 Cohort 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
2-Year Graduation Rate 41.5% 30.4% 41.2% 33.9% 45.0%
2016 Cohort 2017 Cohort 2018 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
3-Year Graduation Rate 40.7% 46.3% 34.8% 36.5% 50.0%

Graduation Rates (first-time, first-year baccalaureate-degree seeking)

2015 Cohort 2016 Cohort 2017 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
4-Year Graduation Rate 60.5% 67.1% 60.8% 56.5% 65.0%
2014 Cohort 2015 Cohort 2016 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
5-Year Graduation Rate 59.1% 61.4% 67.1% 56.3% 70.0%
2013 Cohort 2014 Cohort 2015 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
6-Year Graduation Rate 61.3% 59.7% 62.3% 55.0% 75.0%

Graduation Rates (first-time, graduate-degree seeking)

2013 Cohort 2014 Cohort 2015 Cohort Threshold of Acceptability Goal
150% 51.8% 41.6% 43.2% 41.0% 55.0%
200% 78.3% 64.9% 74.9% 62.8% 80.0%

Graduate Placement

Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Threshold of Acceptability Goal
Either grad school or employment 96.1% 96.5% 97.6% 87.1% 100.0%

Licensing Examination Pass Rates

2018 2019 2020 Threshold of Acceptability Goal
CPA Examination (all sections, first-time takers) 62.2% 71.8% In Process Higher than S.C. average (62.6% in 2019) and Higher than the National Average (58.6% in 2019) 5 year average pass rate of 75.0%
NCLEX-RN (first-time takers) 96.6% 92.6% 92.9% Higher than 5% below the S.C. average (86.7% in 2018) 100.0%
Praxis II (all takers) 97.9% 98.8% 99.7% 90.0% 100.0%
Fundamentals of Engineering (all takers) 100.0% 87.5% 84.6% 80.0% 100.0%