Bob Jones University (BJU) is a for-profit, non-denominational Protestant university in Greenville, South Carolina.
The university was founded in 1927 by evangelist Bob Jones, Sr. (1883–1968). The current president, Stephen Jones, is the great-grandson of the founder and the fourth consecutive member of the Jones family to serve as president.
Since 2005 BJU has been accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, a national accrediting organization recognized by the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The university enrolls approximately 3,800 students representing every state and fifty foreign countries, employs a staff of 1,450, and conducts precollege education from pre-kindergarten through high school. In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000.
BJU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and are collectively known as the Bruins.
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