John Brown University (JBU) is a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts college in Siloam Springs, in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Founded in 1919, JBU also has regional educational centers in Rogers, Little Rock and Fort Smith, Arkansas.
The 200-acre (0.81 km2) main campus in northwest Arkansas has been the site of the university since it was founded in 1919. JBU has 2,183 students as of the 2011-2012 school year, 1,279 of which are traditional undergraduates. Of these, 878 live on campus. The Graduate School has 468 students. JBU is home to students from 41 states and 44 countries.
JBU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. JBU competes athletically in the Sooner Athletic Conference. In 2011 (for the 2012 publication), US News & World Report ranked JBU first among regional baccalaureate colleges in the Southern region.
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