John Brown University ranks No. 2 among Southern colleges in the upcoming U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 magazine. The ranking marks the sixth consecutive year that JBU has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2.
“JBU’s continued top ranking among our peer colleges affirms the hard work and academic excellence of our staff, faculty and students,” said Dr. Chip Pollard, JBU president.
JBU was rated against 97 other colleges in the South on peer assessment, freshmen retention rate, graduation rate, class size, student/faculty ratio, SAT/ACT scores, freshman high school class rank, acceptance rate and alumni giving.
High Point University in North Carolina took the No. 1 spot this year. Last year, JBU, High Point and Asbury University in Kentucky shared the No. 1 spot. JBU was the top-ranked Arkansas school in the regional college category as well.
JBU’s online program was ranked 107 out of 296 schools evaluated nationally by U.S. News.