JBU ranked top school in Arkansas by Wall Street Jour­nal

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

John Brown Univer­sity is the high­est rank­ing univer­sity in Arkansas ac­cord­ing to the Wall Street Jour­nal/Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion 2020 U.S. Col­lege Rank­ings list and the top-ranked re­gional univer­sity in Arkansas ac­cord­ing to U.S. News and World Re­port, re­leased Mon­day. “We are grate­ful to be rec­og­nized by the Wall Street Jour­nal and U.S. News and World Re­port be­cause these rank­ings are a tes­ta­ment to the cal­iber of stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff at JBU,” said Chip Pol­lard, JBU pres­i­dent. “JBU is celebratin­g its 100th an­niver­sary this year, and this na­tional recog­ni­tion un­der­scores our long-stand­ing com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing a rig­or­ous Chris­tian ed­u­ca­tion that pre­pares stu­dents to honor God and serve oth­ers.” The Wall Street Jour­nal/Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion ranked JBU 328 out of 968 in­sti­tu­tions in the na­tion based on 15 per­for­mance

in­di­ca­tors. These in­di­ca­tors fo­cused pri­mar­ily on stu­dent suc­cess and learn­ing in four key ar­eas: re­sources avail­able to stu­dents, stu­dent en­gage­ment, stu­dent out­comes and learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion on The Wall Street Jour­nal method­ol­ogy, visit www.timeshigh­ere­d­u­ca­tion.com.

JBU also ranked 11th out of 141 south­ern uni­ver­si­ties in the 2020 U.S. News & World Re­port Best Re­gional Uni­ver­si­ties list. That’s up two spots from 2019. This marks the fourth con­sec­u­tive year JBU is the top-ranked Arkansas school in its co­hort, which in­cludes Hard­ing Univer­sity, Arkansas State Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Cen­tral Arkansas, Hen­der­son State Univer­sity, Arkansas Tech Univer­sity and South­ern Arkansas Univer­sity. U.S. News & World Re­port is widely rec­og­nized as a leader in higher ed­u­ca­tion rank­ings and a key re­source for a stu­dent’s col­lege search. To de­ter­mine its rank­ings, U.S. News eval­u­ates grad­u­a­tion and stu­dent re­ten­tion rates, class size, stu­dent-to-fac­ulty ra­tio, SAT and ACT scores, alumni giving rate and peer as­sess­ment.

“We are hon­ored by the recog­ni­tion from both the Wall Street Jour­nal and U.S. News,” said Ed Eric­son, vice pres­i­dent for aca­demic af­fairs. “JBU fac­ulty and staff are com­mit­ted to equip­ping stu­dents not only with a high stan­dard of aca­demic and pro­fes­sional ex­cel­lence, but also with val­ues in ser­vant leadership, a nour­ished spir­i­tual life and a com­mit­ment to life­long learn­ing.”

U.S. News also rec­og­nized JBU as “Best Value School,” a top-10 “Best Col­leges for Veter­ans,” a top school in “Un­der­grad­u­ate Teach­ing” and a top per­former in “So­cial Mo­bil­ity,” a new cat­e­gory which mea­sures grad­u­a­tion rates for stu­dents who have re­ceived Pell Grants. For more in­for­ma­tion on U.S. News’ rank­ing method­ol­ogy, visit https:// www.us­news.com/ed­u­ca­tion/best-col­leges/ar­ti­cles/ rank­ings-method­olo­gies.

John Brown Univer­sity is a lead­ing pri­vate Chris­tian univer­sity, train­ing stu­dents to honor God and serve oth­ers since 1919. JBU en­rolls more than 2,100 stu­dents from 38 states and 53 coun­tries in its tra­di­tional un­der­grad­u­ate, grad­u­ate, on­line and con­cur­rent ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams. JBU of­fers more than 43 un­der­grad­u­ate ma­jors, with top pro­grams in­clud­ing en­gi­neer­ing, nurs­ing, fam­ily and hu­man ser­vices, bi­ol­ogy, graphic design and con­struc­tion man­age­ment. Six­teen grad­u­ate pro­grams are avail­able in the ar­eas of busi­ness, coun­sel­ing, cy­ber­se­cu­rity, ed­u­ca­tion and higher ed­u­ca­tion.

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