JBU Announces 2006-07 Tuition Rates

Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 15, 2006) — John Brown University’s Board of Trustees and the President’s Cabinet recently approved an increase of 5.76 percent for tuition, fees, room and board for the 2006-2007 academic year.

“JBU continues to be a great value. We consistently offer a top-quality, Christ-centered education at a very competitive price in comparison to other private Christian universities,” President Chip Pollard said. “We are able to offer this value because of the generosity of others who have given to the university. We recognize that students and their families make sacrifices to invest in a JBU education, and we are committed to partner with those families through our generous financial aid program to continue to make JBU affordable.”

The costs for 2006-2007 tuition, fees, room and board break down as follows:

Percentage Dollar Total Cost
Tuition 5.97 % $868 $15,412
Fees 1.36 % $10 $746
Room and Board 5.79 % $326 $5,956
Total 5.76 % $1,204 $22,114

Approximately 75 percent of the total increase in net revenues will go toward salary and benefit increases for faculty and staff and 25 percent will go towards increased utility costs.

Last year, tuition, fees, room and board increased by 5.83 percent. The total cost for the 2005-2006 academic year was $20,910.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 40 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.