John Brown University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,000

3.23% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,338

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.89%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

75.8%

1,198 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,613

65.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

73.1%

263 Graduates

About

John Brown University is a higher education institution located in Benton County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at John Brown University were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (86 degrees awarded), General Business (58 degrees), and General Engineering (41 degrees).

In 2017, 625 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at John Brown University. 54.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (466 degrees), 11.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at John Brown University is $25,000, which is $4,267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at John Brown University is $25,000, which is $4,267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,338.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at John Brown University was $25,000. The cost of tuition at John Brown University is $4,267 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,338

2017 Value

13.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 John Brown University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,338. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of John Brown University grew by 13.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,670

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at John Brown University was of $5,670 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 1.58% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at John Brown University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.71% with respect to 2016, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.89%

2016 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at John Brown University was 3.89%, which represents 25 out of the 643 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

John Brown University received 1,198 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.663% annual decline. Out of those 1,198 applicants, 908 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,613 students enrolled at John Brown University in 2017, and 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

John Brown University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

908

Accepted Out of 1,198

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of John Brown University was 75.8% (908 admissions from 1,198 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.663%, while admissions declined by -2.37%.

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SAT Scores

19%

Submission Percentage

63

Scores Submitted

19% of enrolled first-time students at John Brown University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

John Brown University has a total enrollment of 2,613 students. The full-time enrollment at John Brown University is 1,712 students and the part-time enrollment is 901. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at John Brown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at John Brown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.9% White, 6.01% Hispanic or Latino, 4.13% Black or African American, 3.75% Two or More Races, 2.1% Asian, 2.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at John Brown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (54.3%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at John Brown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,613 students. The full-time enrollment at John Brown University is 1,712 and the part-time enrollment is 901. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at John Brown University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at John Brown University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), John Brown University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,956

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    157

  3. Black or African American

    108

The enrolled student population at John Brown University is 74.9% White, 6.01% Hispanic or Latino, 4.13% Black or African American, 3.75% Two or More Races, 2.1% Asian, 2.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 82 students (3.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 59 more women than men received degrees from John Brown University. The majority of degree recipients at John Brown University are white (466 degrees awarded). There were 11.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at John Brown University is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (86 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (58 degrees) and General Engineering (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at John Brown University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (13 degrees awarded), Business (325 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at John Brown University are Accountants & auditors (1,132,313 people), Other managers (934,776 people), Software developers (457,042 people), Financial managers (454,503 people), and Chief executives & legislators (413,481 people).

The most specialized majors at John Brown University are Theology (13 degrees awarded), Business (325 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (52 degrees), and Engineering (41 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at John Brown University are Surgeons, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Physicians, Other financial specialists, and Music directors and composers

The most specialized majors at John Brown University are Theology (13 degrees awarded), Business (325 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (52 degrees), and Engineering (41 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at John Brown University are Computer Systems Design (824,989 people), Elementary & secondary schools (737,767 people), Construction (588,592 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (570,354 people), and Banking & related activities (556,085 people).

The most specialized majors at John Brown University are Theology (13 degrees awarded), Business (325 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (52 degrees), and Engineering (41 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 86 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at John Brown University was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 86 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 283

  2. 342

In 2017, 283 degrees were awarded to men at John Brown University, which is 0.827 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (342).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 105 degrees were awarded to men at John Brown University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.14 times more than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 92 degrees were awarded to women at John Brown University in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 0.876 times less than the 105 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 55% of students graduating from John Brown University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at John Brown University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    466 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at John Brown University is white (466 degrees awarded). There were 11.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

3.36% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    251 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    215 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at John Brown University is white female (251 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (215 degrees).

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Operations

John Brown University has an endowment valued at nearly $113M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.3M (10.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, John Brown University had a total salary expenditure of $52.2M. John Brown University employs 30 Associate professors, 30 Assistant professors, and 25 Professors. Most academics at John Brown University are Male Professors (24), Male Associate professors(22), and Female Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at John Brown University are: Management, with 46 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 44 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$113M

2017 Endowment

11.6%

growth from 2016

John Brown University has an endowment valued at about $113M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of John Brown University grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $80.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $777k - Federal

  2. $1.53M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, John Brown University received $777k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.53M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.4M

2017 Salaries

6.47%

growth from 2016

In 2017, John Brown University paid a median of $22.4M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($52.2M) and a 6.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.2% decline from 2015 and a 5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.75M

Instructional Salaries

88

Number of Employees

In 2017, John Brown University paid a total of $5.75M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

30 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

46 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at John Brown University were Associate professor with 30 employees; Assistant professor with 30 employees; and Assistant professor with 25 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at John Brown University were Management with 46 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at John Brown University was Male Professor with 24 employees, Male Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at John Brown University.

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