JBU Ranks Higher in U.S. News

Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 19, 2005) — John Brown University has stepped up two places to rank sixth in the Southern Region of the Best Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor’s by U.S. News & World Report’s 2006 America’s Best Colleges rankings.

“We are pleased that JBU continues to be recognized for its growing academic and institutional strength,” Dr. Charles Pollard, university president said. “While these rankings offer a confirmation of our commitment to offer an excellent, Christ-centered education that shapes students’ intellectual, spiritual and professional lives, the most important measure of our results continues to be the changed lives of our students.”

The total score that each institution receives is based on the following: peer assessment (25%), retention (20%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (15%), financial resources (10%), graduation rate performance (5%), and alumni giving rate (5%). The rankings provide prospective students a comparison of schools based on these various pieces of data.

“Once again the ranking affirms JBU’s strengths and academic quality,” Mr. Don Crandall, vice president of enrollment said. “Parents of prospective students continue to look at third-party endorsements when researching college options for their children. This endorsement once again confirms the quality education we provide.”

JBU’s ranking has been steadily climbing over the past five years. JBU ranked eighth in the Southern Region Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor’s category last year, eleventh in 2003, and thirteenth in 2002.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.