JBU Named ‘2018 Great College to Work For’

University Named Among 43 Honor Roll Institutions

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (July 17, 2018) – John Brown University is one of the best colleges to work for in the nation for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Great Colleges to Work For survey, the largest and most comprehensive workplace study in higher education that is administered by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nationally, JBU is among only 84 colleges who received the Great College to Work For recognition, 43 institutions with the Honor Roll distinction for being recognized in four or more categories and placed top 10 within the small enrollment size category.

JBU won honors for best workplace practices and policies in nine of 12 categories: collaborative governance, compensation and benefits, confidence in senior leadership, facilities, workspace and security, job satisfaction, professional/career development programs, respect and appreciation, supervisor/department chair relationship and work/life balance.

"JBU is honored to be recognized for the fourth year in a row on the High Honor Roll for the Great Colleges to Work For survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education," said JBU President Chip Pollard.  "We carry out our mission to serve students only through the excellence of our faculty and staff, so it is encouraging to learn year after year that they enjoy working at JBU." 

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted many “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

The survey results, based primarily on employee feedback, included a two-part assessment from each institution: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and a survey distributed to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. 

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view the survey results, visit The Chronicle’s website at chronicle.com/AW18.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2018), JBU enrolls more than 2,500 students from 41 states and 50 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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