JBU re­mains top-ranked Arkansas school in U.S. News re­gional univer­sity cat­e­gory

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - FRONT PAGE - From Staff Re­ports

JBU ad­vanced to 17th out of 142 south­ern uni­ver­si­ties in this year’s U.S. News & World Re­port Best Re­gional Uni­ver­si­ties rank­ing, re­leased Tues­day.

This marks the sec­ond year in a row JBU is the top-ranked Arkansas school in its co­hort.

“We are pleased that U.S. News has again rec­og­nized the aca­demic achieve­ment of JBU’s un­der­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate pro­grams, which truly is hon­or­ing of the qual­ity of JBU fac­ulty, staff and stu­dents,” said Chip Pol­lard, JBU pres­i­dent. “JBU re­mains com­mit­ted to meet­ing the needs of our stu­dents so that they may grow per­son­ally, spir­i­tu­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally, and it is grat­i­fy­ing to have that work rec­og­nized by na­tional rank­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions.”

JBU was pro­moted to the re­gional univer­sity cat­e­gory last year, de­but­ing at 18th, due to the growth of its grad­u­ate pro­grams. Cur­rently, JBU of­fers 12 grad­u­ate de­grees in coun­sel­ing, ed­u­ca­tion, busi­ness and vis­ual arts with 630 stu­dents en­rolled.

For the third con­sec­u­tive year, more than 400 new tra­di­tional un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents en­rolled at JBU with 408 stu­dents com­ing from 41 states and 50 coun­tries for the 2017-18 aca­demic year.

This year’s in­com­ing class has an av­er­age high school GPA of 3.68 and ACT/SAT scores of 26.3 and 1197 re­spec­tively.

“JBU’s suc­cess is at­trib­uted not only to the aca­demic ex­cel­lence of our fac­ulty, but to the qual­ity and pas­sion of our stu­dents,” said Don Cran­dall, vice pres­i­dent of en­roll­ment. “Each year we are im­pressed by the cal­iber of stu­dents that ar­rive at JBU and are grate­ful when rank­ings such as th­ese ac­knowl­edge the ex­cel­lence we strive for in our stu­dent’s ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.”

U.S. News also rec­og­nized JBU as a “Best Col­lege for Vet­er­ans” based on JBU’s rank­ing among peers and the num­ber of en­rolled vet­er­ans and ac­tive ser­vice mem­bers.

U.S. News & World Re­port is widely rec­og­nized as a leader in higher ed­u­ca­tion rank­ings, pro­vid­ing close to 50 types of lists and rank­ings for a stu­dent’s col­lege search. The mag­a­zine eval­u­ates grad­u­a­tion and stu­dent re­ten­tion rates, peer as­sess­ment, class size, stu­dent/teacher ra­tio, SAT and ACT scores, fi­nan­cial and fac­ulty re­sources, ac­cep­tance rate and alumni giv­ing, among other data points, to de­ter­mine a univer­sity’s rank­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion on U.S. News’ rank­ing method­ol­ogy, visit www.us­news.com/ col­legemeth.

John Brown Univer­sity is a lead­ing pri­vate Chris­tian univer­sity, train­ing stu­dents to honor God and serve oth­ers since 1919. Arkansas’ top ranked re­gional univer­sity (U.S. News Best Col­leges, 2018), JBU en­rolls more than 2,500 stu­dents from 41 states and 50 coun­tries in its tra­di­tional un­der­grad­u­ate, grad­u­ate, on­line and con­cur­rent ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams.

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