‘U.S. News’ Ranks JBU Second in the South

Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 17, 2010) — John Brown University is ranked second among Southern regional colleges in the “U.S. News and World Report” America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition. This is the second year that JBU has been rated number two in this category.

“We’re pleased the quality of our education has been recognized again in these rankings,” said Dr. Chip Pollard, university president. “This honor affirms the hard work and commitment to excellence of our faculty and staff to fulfill our mission of Christ-centered higher education.”

“U.S. News & World Report” America’s Best Colleges ranks colleges and universities by region and degree classification. JBU ranked second out of 96 peer institutions.

“We are intentional in our commitment to academic excellence and student success,” said Dr. Rob Norwood, dean of undergraduate studies. “Placing second again reflects our consistent efforts to make sure the learning in our classrooms is top-tier education.”

Over the past eight years, JBU’s ranking has continued to climb. JBU ranked twelfth in 2002 and 2003, eleventh in the 2004, eighth in the 2005, sixth in the 2006 and 2007, fourth in the 2008, third in 2009 and second in 2010.

The total score that each institution receives is based on these criteria: peer assessment (25 percent), graduation and retention (25 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (15 percent), financial resources (10 percent) and alumni giving rate (5 percent). The rankings provide prospective students a comparison of schools based on these various pieces of data.