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About JBU

Christ Over All

JBU is an interdenominational, independent, coeducational Christian university founded in 1919 and is accredited by

  • The Higher Learning Commission,, (800) 621-7440
  • The education preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE),, (202) 223-0077
  • The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program, including electrical/computer, mechanical, or renewable energy concentrations, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, (410) 347-7700
  • 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

John Brown University is approved by:

  • Arkansas State Department of Education
  • The United States Department of Justice has approved John Brown University for the education of foreign students.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 1 overall and a Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News. JBU enrolls more than 2,800 students from 42 states and 40 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

JBU mottos "Christ Over All" and "Head, Heart, and Hand" highlight the JBU distinctive. The University has a strong tradition of excellence in education which contributes dynamically to the intellectual, spiritual, and occupational effectiveness of its graduates.

Two Centers of Excellence contribute to the undergraduate and graduate experience on campus as well as having significant outreach roles to the community. The Center for Healthy Relationships and the Donald G. Soderquist Center for Business Leadership and Ethics are exciting ventures that mesh with JBU's historic mission.

The financial position of the University is sound, with significant endowment and trust benefits. A recently completed $118 million capital campaign (completed one year early and $18 over the original goal) contributed to scholarship and endowment funds and funded construction and remodeling of major buildings.

Enrollment is approximately 2,176, including the degree completion and graduate programs, with residential enrollment operating at capacity. The 200-acre campus is part of a beautiful community in the economically vigorous region of Northwest Arkansas, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

All employees must be in agreement with the Faculty Employment Objectives and Articles of Faith (available from the office of the Academic Affairs). Faculty members are expected to take an active role in the spiritual life on campus and the spiritual development of students.

John Brown University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental handicap, or gender in its hiring practices.

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