Bob Jones University Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

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Larry Nelson's picture

Today, BJU can promote its inclusion and placement in the annual U.S. News and World Report college rankings lists as a result of the fact that the school is now regionally accredited.  Regional accreditation is a required factor to appear in these rankings: 

"Does U.S. News rank all U.S. colleges and universities?

No. Only regionally accredited institutions with four-year undergraduate-degree-seeking students are surveyed and listed among U.S. schools. Schools with no accreditation or only national accreditation do not appear in U.S. News' searchable directory of Best Colleges and cannot be ranked, nor can institutions exclusively awarding associate degrees or graduate degrees."


Quite a change from Bob Jones III's article in this 1983 publication, in which he declared that it was "impossible" (per 2 Corinthians 6:14, he states) for a school to both obey the Lord and be regionally accredited:

Joel Tetreau's picture

So "US News and World" are coming to terms what many of us have known about our friends at the University in Greenville, SC... for years. Solid value! I'm thankful that BJU has grown in their understand of the positive impact of accreditation. With God.... nothing is "impossible!"

Straight Ahead! 


Dr. Joel Tetreau serves as Senior Pastor, Southeast Valley Bible Church (; Regional Coordinator for IBL West (, Board Member & friend for several different ministries;