JBU Enrollment Sets Record High for Traditional Undergrads

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 18, 2008) — John Brown University’s traditional undergraduate enrollment for the 2008-2009 academic year has hit an all-time high with 1,289 students according to the “11th Day Report,” a report that all institutions of higher education must file with the government each year. Three hundred eighty-five new students began classes at JBU this fall, including first-time freshmen and transfer students. "This year's incoming class is very strong both academically and in diversity,” said Don Crandall, vice president of enrollment. “They have an average ACT of 25.6 and average high school GPA of 3.65. Our new students represent 35 states and 27 countries. We are pleased to see that despite the state of the economy, people are still seeing the value of a quality education at a private Christian university.” JBU maintained its 86% student retention rate this year (86.9% in 2007, 86.8% in 2008). With enrollment in adult undergraduate programs at 449 and graduate programs at 308, JBU’s total enrollment for this year comes in at 2,046. This is the third year in a row that JBU’s total enrollment has passed the 2,000 mark. JBU’s 2008-2009 enrollment figures are: Traditional undergraduates 1,289 Advance/Professional Studies 449 (adult degree completion program) Graduate students 308

Total Enrollment 2,046

In addition to student counts, the “11th Day Report” also shows JBU’s top five majors for undergraduate students. They are (in order): graphic design, digital media arts, engineering, business administration, and family and human services.