Children of church members were attending college, only to reject the faith of their parents.
Nevertheless, Jones's move to Cleveland proved extraordinarily advantageous.
Bankrupt at the nadir of the Depression, without a home, and with barely enough money to move its library and office furniture, the college became in thirteen years the largest liberal arts college in Tennessee.
In the spring, a similar competition sponsored by the American Association of Christian Schools, and hosted by BJU since 1977, brings thousands of national finalists to the university from around the country.
In 2005, 120 of the finalists from previous years returned to BJU as freshmen.
“You highlight your disapproval of black women because of their independence, strength . “I’ve been waiting years to see someone reject the bullshit black men use to put down black women and elevate white women,” wrote Negrita Devereaux.
“I’m glad you used your voice and your talent to talk about your experience.” Asia Bilal commented: “The same men she’s talking about will disrespect ya asses in a minute.officially became the school's second president in 1947 just before the college moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and became Bob Jones University.In Greenville, the university more than doubled in size within two years and started its own radio station, film department, and art gallery—the latter of which eventually became one of the largest collections of religious art in the Western Hemisphere.Enrollment quickly rebounded, and by 1970, there were 3300 students, approximately 60% more than in 1958.In 1971, Bob Jones III became president at age 32, though his father, with the title of Chancellor, continued to exercise considerable administrative authority into the late 1990s.With the enactment of GI Bill at the end of World War II, the college was virtually forced to find a new location and build a new campus.