For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has named John Brown University as the “Best Value” among regional colleges in the South.
Tuition and fees are estimated $22,734 for the 2013 - 2014 school year, The college reported 2,004 students at its Siloam Springs main campus.
The magazine also named JBU the No. 2 overall college in the South, making this the fifth year in a row the Siloam Springs-based college has held the first or second ranking.
The rankings released today (Sept. 10) will be published in the U.S. News Best Colleges 2014 issue. JBU is ranked against 99 Southern regional college peers. This was the tenth consecutive year JBU was ranked in the top 10.
“Our U.S. News ranking is one example of the recognition that JBU has received for bringing the highest caliber of Christian higher education at the best possible value to students and their families,” said Dr. Chip Pollard, JBU president. The ranking echoes the positive momentum underway at JBU. This month, JBU announced a $2 million endowment to support the newly renamed Donald G. Soderquist College of Business.
This summer the university opened the 17,000-square foot Simmons Great Hall, and the Northslope Apartments student housing complexes.
Additionally, the JBU Graduate School counseling program opened a new CARE Clinic with cutting edge facilities for its play therapy program.
“Attending college is a significant investment of time and resources,” said Don Crandall, vice president for enrollment management.
“Having this great endorsement from the top college ranking instrument reinforces our message for prospective students and parents that JBU is one of the best buys in Christian higher education today.”