Jones is the great-grandson of the school founder, Bob Jones.
Jones said the blending of worldwide governments, ethnic groups and religions would signal the coming of the Antichrist and so the school stands against that."We don't have to have that rule," Jones said. It's so significant to the world at large, the media in particular, why should we have this thing here as an obstacle?
Still receiving questions on race Bob Jones University President Stephen Jones decided to issue the apology because the school still receives questions about its views on race.
The leader of the South Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said the civil rights group welcomed the statement.
"Jones said the school had a greater concern for its graduates than for keeping the rule.
During Bush's appearance at the fundamentalist Christian school last month, the Texas governor told his audience that he shared their views.