Siloam Springs, Arkansas (October 13, 2011) - John Brown University’s total student enrollment hit a record number with 2,183 total students and 701 new enrollments for Fall 2011. These numbers include full-time and part-time students, first year students, transfers, re-applicants, graduate and degree completion students. The total includes 436 new full-time traditional students, the largest incoming class in JBU history.
John Brown University’s traditional undergraduate class has 1,279 students, a 1.8 percent growth from Fall 2010. The graduate program reached 467 students, a 10.9 percent growth from Fall 2010. Approximately 1,000 students live in JBU’s residential facilities.
“Our new student growth reflects the university’s commitment to quality Christian higher education and the value we are able to provide students through our aggressive scholarship and financial aid program,” said Don Crandall, vice president for enrollment management.
John Brown University is the top regional college in the South and a “Best Value” institution, according to rankings by “U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges” 2012 edition.
The official census date for John Brown University was Oct. 3, the sixth Monday of the traditional undergraduate calendar. Federal reporting guidelines stipulate that an institution’s census date may be completed any time before Oct. 15.
The most popular undergraduate majors at JBU include graphic design, digital media arts, early childhood education, engineering, biology, and family and human services. The Graduate School offers degrees in business, counseling and ministry. The Degree Completion Program offers degrees in early childhood education and organizational management.
John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.