John Brown University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, (800) 621-7440, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.

Academic Program Accreditation

  • JBU's education preparation programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), (202) 223-0077.
  • The legacy B.S. Engineering degree (not available for new student enrollment) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, JBU will be seeking ABET accreditation for the new B.S. Electrical Engineering and B.S. Mechanical Engineering degrees at the earliest possible date after our first class of B.S.E.E. and B.S.M.E. students graduate (anticipated in May of 2020).
  • The construction management degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE),, (210) 495-6161.
  • All business degree programs of the College of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),, (913) 339-9356.
  • The undergraduate nursing program is fully approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN), 1123 S. University, Suite 800, University Tower Building Little Rock, AR 72204, 501.686.2700, The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at John Brown University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791,

John Brown University is approved by:

  • Arkansas State Department of Education
  • The United States Department of Justice for the education of foreign students

John Brown University is a member of:

  • The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
  • Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities (AICU)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • Council for Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS)
  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)