JBU Announces Increase for Undergrad Tuition, Room and Board

Board of Trustees Approved 2.75% Increase

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (February 15, 2022) – The John Brown University Board of Trustees approved the administration's recommendation of a 2.75% increase in tuition, room and board.

To help with the increase, the university will make an additional $1.25 million available for need- and merit-based institutional scholarships. For the 2022-23 academic year, JBU expects to award just over $18 million in scholarships with 95% of students receiving some form of institutional aid.

“The university has worked especially hard this year to keep our tuition rate as low as possible despite the rising inflation and its effects on our operating costs,” said Kim Hadley, vice president for finance and administration. “We believe JBU’s high-quality Christian education is worth the investment, and we are committed to helping students and their families through the financial aid process.”

The Wall Street Journal ranked JBU as the No. 1 college in Arkansas and in the top 10 Christian colleges in the nation in its 2022 College Rankings. For the sixth year, U.S. News & World Report ranked JBU as the top Arkansas school in its cohort. JBU's four-year graduation rates are near twice the national average and the university's 2019-20 graduating class exceeded the national average for career placement.

Although exact room and board costs may vary slightly based on students' selected dining and housing options, the cost breakdown for on-campus undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board for 2022-23 is:

 

Increase

Total

Tuition & Fees 

$796

$29,720

Room

$124

$4,660

Board 

$138

$5,156

TOTAL 

$1,058

$39,536

Tuition costs for JBU's online undergraduate program remain at $300 per credit hour. Graduate program tuition rates also remained flat. 

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked university (The Wall Street Journal) and top-ranked regional university (U.S. News), JBU enrolls more than 2,400 students from 33 states and 44 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, kinesiology, engineering, biology, family and human services, and graphic design. Eighteen graduate programs are available in business, counseling, cybersecurity, education and higher education.

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