John Brown University Overview
Located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, John Brown University is a private not-for-profit institution. Siloam Springs is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is John Brown University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at JBU is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at JBU.
- In 2019-2020, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from JBU with a bachelor's degree make about $51,785 a year. That's 27% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- It takes the average JBU student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
John Brown University Rankings
JBU holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at JBU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards JBU has earned from around the web.
|#19||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Mental & Social Health Services||College Factual|
|#55||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Business Administration & Management||College Factual|
|#62||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#84||Best Mental & Social Health Services Schools||College Factual|
|#90||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Health Professions||College Factual|
|#115||Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
Where Is John Brown University?
Contact details for JBU are given below.
|Address:||2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761|
How Do I Get Into JBU?
You can apply to JBU online at: www.jbu.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for JBU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into JBU?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.
Average Test Scores
About 24% of students accepted to JBU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 680. Math scores were between 530 and 630.
Can I Afford John Brown University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At JBU, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,496 a year. That adds up to $25,984 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at JBU is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
John Brown University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 523 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,326 full-time undergraduates at JBU, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of John Brown University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||24|
|Hispanic or Latino||108|
Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at John Brown University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 31 countries are represented at JBU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Mexico, and Guatemala.
Online Learning at John Brown University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at JBU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 10th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of JBU
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at John Brown University was $28,288 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how JBU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
Online Growth Rankings of JBU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at John Brown University was 14.3%. This is the #1,224 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at JBU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of JBU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||22%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||10%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||55%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||8%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||8%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at JBU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at JBU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#197|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
John Brown University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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