JBU Enrollment Numbers Increase

Siloam Springs, Ark (September 30, 2003) — According to the “11th Day Report” institutions of higher education must file, John Brown University has 1,834 students enrolled for the 2003-2004 academic year, an increase of 7.1%. JBU has increased its enrollment by 25% over the past five years. “The growth we have experienced is phenomenal,” Dr. Jim Krall, vice president of university advancement said. “Under the leadership of President Balzer, we have been able to meet and exceed our enrollment goals over the past decade.” The 2003 enrollment figures include 1,181 traditional undergraduates, 471 continuing adult education students (Advance Program), and 182 graduate students. "In a year of economic uncertainty, we feel blessed to have increases in each of our enrollment categories,” Don Crandall, vice president for enrollment said. “This year we experienced record numbers of students and families requesting additional financial aid due to loss of income or other hardships. Fortunately, we had adequate resources to help many, and families were willing to make additional sacrifices to meet their educational expenses." Digital media, business administration, teacher education, engineering, and graphic design are among the top undergraduate majors. Six graduate degrees are offered in the areas of business, counseling and ministry. A total of 901 students live on the JBU campus, while the remaining students are drawn from the surrounding community. John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,800 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.