JBU Receives ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Distinction

John Brown University is one of the best colleges to work for in the nation for the sixth consecutive year, according to the Great Colleges to Work For survey administered by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This workplace recognition program, now in its 13th year, identify colleges and universities that receive top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.

Nationally, JBU is one of only 79 institutions to receive Great College recognition, among the 42 institutions on the Honor Roll for elite performance in four or more categories and placed top 10 within the small enrollment size category.

JBU received distinct honors for best workplace practices and policies in 10 of 12 categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; work/life balance; and professional/career development programs, a new distinction this year.

“This distinction is especially meaningful during this challenging year,” said JBU President Chip Pollard. “Our faculty and staff have responded with incredible flexibility and diligence to the changes needed to fulfill our mission during the pandemic. To know that they continue to think highly of working at JBU is deeply humbling.”

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle of Higher Education worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted many “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

The survey results, based primarily on employee feedback, included a two-part assessment from each institution: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and a survey distributed to faculty, administrators and professional support staff.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view the survey results, visit www.greatcollegeslist.com.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2021), JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 37 states and 48 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, kinesiology, engineering, biology, family and human services, and graphic design.