JBU Announces Lowest Tuition Percentage Increase in 25 Years

The Board of Trustees for John Brown University recently approved the tuition and fees amount for the 2013-14 traditional undergraduate academic year. The new combined amount for undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board represents a 4.45 percent increase over last year’s amount – the lowest percentage increase in 25 years. Graduate and degree completion program tuition will increase four percent.

“John Brown University continues to remain one of the best values in higher education,” said Don Crandall, vice president for enrollment management. “JBU’s cost to excellence ratio continues to make the university very attractive to prospective students seeking a high-quality, faith-based private education, which is why we’ve seen consistent, solid enrollment.”

U.S. News and World Report recently recognized JBU as the No. 1 Best Value among the 107 regional colleges in the South. JBU’s overall U.S. News Best College ranking was No. 2 this year.

“The administration, faculty and staff are committed to doing our best to hold the line on the cost of attending college,” said Kim Hadley, vice president for finance and administration. “Additionally, our enrollment and advancement teams continue to work hard to identify scholarship resources to be awarded on both merit and need.”

To help students with the cost of attending, JBU awarded $12.2 million in scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year. The university has budgeted an 11 percent increase in scholarship aid for 2013-14.

JBU’s tuition, room and board, and fees for the 2013-14 academic year are:

Increase Total Cost

Tuition $940 $21,736

Room/Board $360 $8,262

Fees $20 $998

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.