U.S. News Names JBU Top-Ranked Regional University in Arkansas

U.S. News Names JBU Top-Ranked Regional University in Arkansas

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Sept. 12, 2022) –U.S. News named John Brown University the top-ranked regional university in Arkansas for the seventh consecutive year.

In the 2023 U.S. News Best College Rankings, JBU ranked No. 16 out of 135 regional universities in the South. Other Arkansas schools on the list included Arkansas Tech University (No. 70), Southern Arkansas University (No. 94) and Henderson State University.

“It’s gratifying to have JBU’s commitment to academic excellence recognized by national rankings such as U.S. News,” said Dr. Ed Ericson, JBU vice president for academic affairs. “For over 100 years, JBU has focused on preparing well-rounded, Christ-centered leaders that are ready to impact the world for Christ.”

Within the Regional Universities (South) rankings, JBU was named No. 19 Best Value, No. 32 Best Colleges for Veterans and No. 49 for Social Mobility.

JBU’s engineering program was ranked No. 110 among U.S. universities without a doctoral engineering program.

U.S. News & World Report is widely recognized as a leader in higher education rankings and a key resource for a student’s college search. To determine its rankings, U.S. News evaluates graduation and student retention rates, class size, student-to-faculty ratio, SAT and ACT scores, alumni giving rate and peer assessment.

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 2,200 students from 36 states and 38 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers 50 undergraduate majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, kinesiology, engineering, construction management, family and human services, and graphic design. Eighteen graduate programs are available in business, counseling, cybersecurity, education and higher education.


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