Science & Engineering Profile

We put Christ Over All


>> Over 2,500 students from 50 nations and 41 states
>> Over 12% of the 2014 freshman class graduating in less than four years
>> 14:1 student-faculty ratio
>> Average class size: 20 students
>> More than 78% of facilities are new or have been renovated in the last 15 years.
>> 41 undergraduate degree programs, including:
• Engineering (#2 program by enrollment)
- Electrical/Computer
- Mechanical
- Renewable Energy
    • Biology (#5 program by enrollment)
    • Construction Management
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Kinesiology
    • Nursing (#1 program by enrollment)

>> Accolades
• College of Distinction
• Engineering College of Distinction
• Arkansas’s top-ranked regional university
U.S. News & World Report, 2018
    • #18 “best value” school among southern regional universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2018
    • #4 “Best College for Getting Big Merit Scholarships”
Money magazine, 2017

>> 90% of the 2017–2018 full-time student body received financial aid.
>> 98% of the Class of 2017 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation (98.8% survey response rate).

>> Mission: To provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives

>> Values
• Christ centered
• Pursuit of learning
• People
• Service
• Stewardship
• Excellence

>> Accreditation
• John Brown University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
• The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at John Brown University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; 202-887-6791;

Established in 1919, JBU is a private Christian university preparing to celebrate 100 years of Christ Over All. We offer a highly ranked experiential education to over 2,500 students who are developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives. 

We are committed to integrating authentic faith and experiential learning in every academic discipline. Nursing, Science, and Human Services students learn to weave together faith, learning, work, and life as part of our holistic “Head, Heart, and Hand” approach to education. Nursing, Biology, and Family and Human Services are among the University’s top five programs by enrollment.

We care about your current and future finances
Last year, we awarded financial aid to 90% of the full-time traditional under
graduate student body, and JBU students borrow less on average than students at public universities (based on data from for the Class of 2016). JBU is ranked the #18 “best value” school among southern regional universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2018) and the #4 “Best College for Getting Big Merit Scholarships” (Money magazine, 2017).

JBU offers several academic and competitive scholarships as well as need-based aid. JBU’s financial aid staff go above and beyond to help students afford JBU whenever possible.

Our graduates succeed
Ninety-eight percent of the Class of 2017 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation (98.8% survey response rate). That’s due in part to the emotional intelligence and ethical commitments produced by our holistic approach. Approximately 75%–85% of students who complete the Pre-health Professions Program at JBU are accepted to professional school. The success rate approaches 100% upon reapplication during the following year.

Northwest Arkansas is a great place to be
Northwest Arkansas is host to several Fortune 500 companies, world-class art, an active outdoor culture, and the #5 “Best Place to Live in the US” (U.S.
News & World Report, 2018). JBU has a truly beautiful campus in Siloam Springs, Arkansas—a great location in the middle of the United States with an excellent airport just 25 minutes away. Northwest Arkansas is one of the best places in the country to start a career right now, and our students and graduates have tremendous opportunities here.

Engineering and Construction Management
Engineering students apply fundamentals to real-world problems. JBU’s program combines exhaustive course work with experiential projects like building robots for NASA competitions or designing disaster shelters for
World Vision. Students may choose from three concentrations: Electrical/Computer, Mechanical, or Renewable Energy.

The Construction Management program is designed to combine hands-on construction experience with business skills that will set you apart with a balanced application of technical expertise, creativity, craftsmanship, and leadership. With a distinctive hands-on approach, the program intersects classroom theory with real construction projects to develop a philosophy of building and expertise that is grounded in faith.

Natural Sciences
The Division of Natural Science offers students a strong foundation in fundamental scientific concepts in the following fields of study: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Through hands-on laboratory experience, research opportunities, and personalized attention from faculty, students are thoroughly prepared for a career in their chosen field or graduate study. JBU offers students unique opportunities at the undergraduate level, including the use of some of the latest laboratory technology and experience in the cadaver lab.