Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 10, 2010) - John Brown University reported record enrollment of 2,130 students in its Fall 2010 “11th Day Report.” This report is an assessment all institutions of higher education must file annually with the Arkansas Department of Education.The new count represents a 2.8 percent increase over last year’s enrollment.
John Brown University’s Graduate School grew 17 percent over last year to 421 students, while traditional undergraduate grew 2.4 percent to 1,314.JBU’s degree completion program for non-traditional undergraduates declined nine percent in the report to 395 students. The report includes full-time and part-time students. Of those totals, 847 are classified as “on campus” residential students.
“Our record enrollment shows that even in challenging financial times, students and parents recognize the value of a quality education at a private Christian university,” said Don Crandall, vice president of enrollment. “Our incoming freshman class is a healthy 324 – the second largest in our history – and we’ve had high retention for returning students.”
The top six most popular undergraduate majors at JBU include teacher education, digital media arts, engineering, biology, graphic design, and family and human services. The Graduate School offers degrees in business, counseling and ministry. The Advance degree completion program offers degrees in early childhood education and organizational management.