Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Bob Jones University is $15,850 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 20% more expensive than the national average private for-profit four year college tuition of $14,406. The cost is 2% cheaper than the average South Carolina tuition of $17,632 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 23rd in South Carolina amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 15th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $650 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $16,500.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,650 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Greenville should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,600 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,600 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Bob Jones University was $25,950 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of South Carolina residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Bob Jones University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Bob Jones University
Estimated Budgets
South Carolina Resident Total Budget $25,950
   In-State Tuition$15,850
   Other Fees$650
   Room and Board$6,650
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,600
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget $25,950
   Out-of-State Tuition$15,850
   Other Fees$650
   Room and Board$6,650
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,600
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $25,950 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Bob Jones University net price for in-state students is $13,537* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

78% of Bob Jones University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $8,806. 43 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,119. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Bob Jones University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Bob Jones University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$13,537*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid78%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,806
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants43%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,119

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$11,323
$30,001 to $48,000$11,727
$48,001 to $75,000$13,223
$75,001 to $110,000$15,759

Average Financial Aid Mix - $25,950 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $25,950. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 36% - $8,806

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Bob Jones University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 20% - $4,924

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 44% -  $10,620

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Bob Jones University
Brown Mackie College Greenville25.7% less expensive
Virginia College Greenville9.3% less expensive
South College Asheville20.2% more expensive
DeVry University North Carolina0.1% less expensive
University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus40.2% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Bob Jones University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Bob Jones University is $103,800 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $17,394 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $69,576**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $129,750 or $86,970 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Bob Jones University.

South Carolina Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,925
South Carolina Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,975

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Bob Jones University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Bob Jones University
Price per credit hour$780
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$2,340
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$3,120


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 36% of Bob Jones University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,924.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Bob Jones University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $69,576, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $86,327.86. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Bob Jones University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 78% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $17,394. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Bob Jones University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Bob Jones University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$719.40
Amount Borrowed$69,576.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$16,751.86
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$86,327.86

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Bob Jones University? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Bob Jones University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $86,327.86 would be needed to afford a $719.40 monthly payment in the example $69,576.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Bob Jones University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $12,480 to $15,850. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.4%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $103,800.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Bob Jones University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$35,687$142,749
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$45,547$182,188
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $58,131$232,523
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $67,294$269,175

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Bob Jones University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 69 25% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 42 28% cheaper
Bible/Biblical Studies Bachelor's Degree 41 14% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 36 30% cheaper
Religious Education Bachelor's Degree 30 23% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 27 39% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 25 36% cheaper
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Bachelor's Degree 24 21% cheaper
Commercial and Advertising Art Bachelor's Degree 22 32% cheaper
Counseling Psychology Bachelor's Degree 22 22% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 21 37% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 21 27% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 17 32% cheaper
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 17 55% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 17 35% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 16 28% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 16 35% cheaper
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Bachelor's Degree 15 40% cheaper
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 14 25% costlier
Housing and Human Environments, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 11% cheaper
Office Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 13 19% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 13 25% cheaper
Keyboard Instruments Bachelor's Degree 12 42% cheaper
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 12 23% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree 12 14% costlier
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 10 30% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 26% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 9 35% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 9 27% cheaper
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 8 44% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 8 26% cheaper
Cinematography and Film/Video Production Bachelor's Degree 8 39% cheaper
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 8 28% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 8 34% cheaper
Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree 7 46% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 6 38% cheaper
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 5 27% cheaper
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 5 24% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 5 38% cheaper
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology Bachelor's Degree 5 16% cheaper
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations Bachelor's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 5 43% costlier
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 5 24% cheaper
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 4 28% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 24% cheaper
Carpentry/Carpenter Associate's Degree 4 38% costlier
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other Associate's Degree 4 12% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 37% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 4 39% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 3 33% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 3 30% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 41% cheaper
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 32% cheaper
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 3 42% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 40% cheaper
Journalism, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Information Resources Management Bachelor's Degree 2 26% cheaper
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 2 45% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 44% cheaper
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 2 33% cheaper
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Music, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 41% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Pre-Veterinary Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 1 34% cheaper
Pre-Law Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 34% cheaper
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 45% cheaper


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About Bob Jones University

Bob Jones University is a four year private college located in Greenville, South Carolina.  Full time enrollment is 2,402 and part time is 499.  Bob Jones University has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Bob Jones University at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard
Greenville, South Carolina

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Bob Jones University is a private, for profit school.

Bob Jones University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217749 IPEDS survey data.