Siloam Springs, Ark (September 7, 2000) - Fall 2000 enrollment at John Brown University tallied 1545 students on Monday Sept. 4, the 11th day of the academic year. This is an all-time high, surpassing the 1522 students enrolled fall 1999. The Fall Enrollment Report recorded the largest freshman class in the history of JBU, numbering 326 students, compared to 291 last fall. There are currently a total of 1413 undergraduate students: 1064 traditional students and 349 students in the Advance Degree Completion Program.
The graduate program has also grown. "There has been a significant increase in graduate enrollment, prompted in part by the addition of the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree," said Dr. Jim Worthington, dean of Graduate Studies. "Our masters program is gaining momentum and we currently have 132 graduate students enrolled."
"On campus housing is comfortably full with 771 residents, up from 729 last year," said Don Crandall, vice president for Enrollment Management. "There are 46 states and 30 different countries represented, creating a culturally diverse environment. Our campus is extremely interdenominational as well, with 40 different denominations represented."
John Brown University is a private university and a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities as well as the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.