JBU Facts

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2023-24

Enrollment

Total - 2253
Traditional Undergraduate - 1297
JBU Online - 117
Concurrent/Dual Students - 390
Graduate - 395

840 students live in on-campus housing.


Top 5 Undergrad Programs

Nursing - 116
Psychology - 92
Construction Management - 80
Graphic Design - 69
Family and Human Service - 66


Diversity

In 2023, students enrolled at JBU from 37 states and 42 foreign countries (36 are countries of citizenship; 6 are countries of residence.

Ethnic Background

African American - 11
Asian/Pacific Islander - 26
Caucasian - 877
Hispanic/Latino - 156
American Indian/Alaska Native - 15
Two or More Races - 74
Not Recorded - 6
Non-U.S. Citizen - 125

Gender

Traditional Undergrad: 
Men-562/Women-725

JBU Online: 
Men-34/Women-82

Graduate: 
Men-114/Women-270

Other Demographics

174 First Generation Students
112 Missionary Kids


Family Income

(Traditional Undergraduates)
JBU is made up of families just like yours.
28% of families: $0-40k
15% of families: $40-80k
17% of families: $80-120k
14% of families: $120-160k
27% of families: $160k+


Pell Grant Recipients

291 students received Pell grants


Incoming Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.83 (on 4.0 scale)
Average ACT: 24
Average SAT 1218


Top 10 Home States
  • Arkansas - 457
  • Oklahoma - 164
  • Texas - 153
  • Kansas - 126
  • Missouri - 81
  • Colorado - 38
  • Arizona - 10
  • California - 14
  • Illinois - 17
  • Iowa - 7
  • North Carolina - 7

Top Countries

By Citizenship

  1. Costa Rica
  2. El Salvador
  3. Honduras
  4. Guatemala
  5. Panama
  6. Nicaragua
  7. Mexico
  8. Belize

By Residence (includes Missionary Kids)

  1. Costa Rica
  2. El Salvador
  3. Honduras
  4. Guatemala
  5. Mexico
  6. Panama
  7. Germany
  8. Nicaragua
  9. Belize
  10. Korea

Program Offerings

Undergraduate Majors - 51
Undergraduate Minors - 62
JBU Online Degree Programs - 8
Graduate Degree Programs - 26


Degrees Awarded

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Undergraduate: 338
Graduate: 158


Faculty

TUG and Grad
Faculty Status: 70 full-time; 113 adjunct*
81% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree
Student/Faculty Ratio – 14:1

*88 adjuncts in traditional undergraduate


Class Size

The average class size is 20 students


Persistence and Completion Rates

These pages show the rates at which students stay and finish their JBU education. The information is organized by program (traditional undergraduate, online undergraduate and graduate) and then by major or degree area. The data definitions vary both between and within the schools. Generally, we use the following definitions:

Retention Rate: The percentage of first-time full-time students enrolled in a given fall semester who are still enrolled the following fall semester. This only includes students who have never been a student at a college or university after graduating from high school with the exception of those who enrolled in a summer term immediately preceding the fall. This is the number used in all national or regional reporting of “retention rates”.

Graduation Rate: This gives the percentage of first-time full-time students enrolled in a given fall semester who graduate from the university within a given time period – we are using six years. As above, this only includes students who have never been a student at a college or university after graduating from high school with the exception of those who enrolled in a summer term immediately preceding the fall.  This also is the number used in all national or regional reporting of “graduation rates.”

Persistence and Completion Rates: These apply to students who do not fit the category of first-time full-time students – students who transfer in from another college or university, including all students in the online undergraduate program, students enrolled in graduate programs and first-time students who first enroll in the spring semester. Time periods for persistence and the completion rates vary by program. 

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