John Brown University

John Brown University

John Brown University, also known as JBU, was founded in 1919 by John E. Brown. This private Christian liberal arts institute is located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The sprawling main campus sits on 200 acres of land. JBU's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students every year. JBU also offers classes in centers in Little Rock, Rogers, and Fort Smith, Arkansas.

John Brown University offers a large number of associate's and graduate degree programs in the fields of graphic design, business administration, digital media arts, early childhood education, broadcasting, engineering, and journalism, among others. JBU offers the following academic divisions:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Business
  • Communication & Fine Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering and Construction Management
  • General Studies
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Natural Science

The sports teams of John Brown University are known as the Golden Eagles. They participate in the NAIA Division 1 athletics, in the categories of basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, and volleyball. The men's basketball team was the winner of the NAIA Division I National Championship in 2005.

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John Brown University
2000 W University St
Siloam Springs , AR 72761
General Phone: (479) 524-9500

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John Brown Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management343business management, business administration, accounting, accounting and related services, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, management science, marketing ...
Religion and Philosophy67missionary studies, theology, theological and ministerial studies, youth ministry, pastoral counseling and ministries
Therapy and Counseling44psychology, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy
Education and Teaching37school counseling, middle school teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, social studies teaching
Design29graphic design, illustration
Media26journalism, radio and television, digital communications, public relations
Liberal Arts25Spanish language, English, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science, history
Real Estate and Construction Management17construction management
Science16biology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work9family and community services
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Photography and Commercial Art1photography

Number of programs and degrees for John Brown in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree48740
Associate's degree42
Master's degree1467

John Brown Student Body

In 2007-2008, John Brown had a total enrollment of 2,061 students (1,879 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 28%
20-21 21%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)12%
North Carolina1%
South Carolina1%
New Mexico1%

John Brown Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

John Brown Room and Board (2007)

John Brown offers campus housing for 990 of its 1,879 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Siloam Springs, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

John Brown Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490640
SAT Math510640
ACT Verbal2231
ACT Math2128
ACT Composite2029

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT32%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT80%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

John Brown Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,066
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,066
Room and board $ 6,580
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 2,850

Financial Aid:
John Brown participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 110000)

John Brown Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$74,1950*
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$62,8040*
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year10$66,2101*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$59,5122*
Associate professoracademic year10$53,7113$54,174
Assistant professoracademic year18$47,8367$41,412
Instructoracademic year1*5$37,724
All faculty totalacademic year53$54,00117$44,865

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

John Brown Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sooner Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports354782

John Brown Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Family and Community Services

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General

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