John Brown University

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Summary

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university and Arkansas' top ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017). Enrolling more than 2,700 students from 40 states and 37 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs, JBU offers more than 39 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.


Contact information

Mailing address:
John Brown University
2000 West University St.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761-2761

Website: jbu.edu

Phone: 479-524-9500

Email: jbuinfo@jbu.edu


Organization details

EIN: 710239576

CEO/President: Dr. Charles W. Pollard

Chairman: Susan Barrett

Board size: 30

Founder: Dr. John E. Brown Sr.

Year founded: 1936

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1979


Purpose

We are a Christ-centered, interdenominational university that leads the nation in integrating faith and learning, fostering holistic spiritual formation, promoting pragmatic liberal arts education, and preparing people to follow Christ's call to serve others in all areas of life.


Mission statement

John Brown University's mission is to provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.


Statement of faith

As a Christian institution, John Brown University holds to the interdenominational doctrinal position identified by the following statements:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

As adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating370 of 91348 of 111
Fund acquisition rating347 of 91541 of 111
Resource allocation rating319 of 91531 of 111
Asset utilization rating580 of 91380 of 111

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
15%12%13%11%12%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%3%3%2%2%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
13%22%22%22%21%24%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%3%3%3%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
87%78%78%78%79%76%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%88%87%88%87%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%91%95%93%99%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%80%83%82%86%75%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%9%5%7%1%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%3%2%2%0%5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%9%10%10%11%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.510.290.300.300.310.31
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.731.731.952.032.002.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.620.500.590.620.630.64
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.0827.8126.2619.3220.3216.36
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.160.040.040.050.050.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.9523.3119.4718.4718.1817.58
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
27%5%5%6%6%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
16%3%3%3%3%4%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
139%331%312%310%298%297%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$10,700,440$8,516,677$4,046,679$7,509,112$16,818,236
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,838,866$2,947,851$3,592,646$4,596,113$7,310,805
Short-term investments$124,653,384$110,863,048$109,081,704$102,213,841$82,504,542
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$138,192,690$122,327,576$116,721,029$114,319,066$106,633,583
Long-term investments$12,137,581$23,429,324$22,161,518$19,899,996$19,416,015
Fixed assets$86,045,838$89,576,514$95,276,512$90,921,863$89,338,623
Other long-term assets$3,130,624$3,322,250$3,211,566$3,213,239$3,210,894
Total long-term assets$101,314,043$116,328,088$120,649,596$114,035,098$111,965,532
Total assets$239,506,733$238,655,664$237,370,625$228,354,164$218,599,115
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$3,055,996$3,473,428$4,610,977$3,869,260$4,586,969
Other current liabilities$1,912,312$1,185,265$1,430,905$1,757,996$1,931,977
Total current liabilities$4,968,308$4,658,693$6,041,882$5,627,256$6,518,946
Debt$6,158,095$6,636,040$7,104,035$7,562,661$8,016,306
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,257,702$1,273,793$1,255,664$1,299,766$1,308,355
Total long-term liabilities$7,415,797$7,909,833$8,359,699$8,862,427$9,324,661
Total liabilities$12,384,105$12,568,526$14,401,581$14,489,683$15,843,607
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$115,479,281$117,941,371$118,762,486$110,775,120$107,235,497
With donor restrictions$111,643,347$108,145,767$104,206,558$103,089,361$95,520,011
Net assets$227,122,628$226,087,138$222,969,044$213,864,481$202,755,508
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$16,381,276$16,815,387$16,676,389$15,052,833$18,678,588
Program service revenue$50,078,815$53,542,416$55,002,029$54,850,097$52,910,515
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$8,506,428$5,678,073$5,334,010$2,585,040$6,894,734
Other revenue$373,132$255,699$274,258$151,791$294,296
Total other revenue$58,958,375$59,476,188$60,610,297$57,586,928$60,099,545
Total revenue$75,339,651$76,291,575$77,286,686$72,639,761$78,778,133
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$60,312,345$63,123,828$63,161,019$62,108,481$59,295,498
Management and general$6,271,797$7,250,392$6,865,909$7,821,289$7,148,942
Fundraising$1,986,303$2,164,230$1,869,944$1,810,333$1,899,126
Total expenses$68,570,445$72,538,450$71,896,872$71,740,103$68,343,566
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$6,769,206$3,753,125$5,389,814$899,658$10,434,567
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$6,769,206$3,753,125$5,389,814$899,658$10,434,567

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Charles PollardPresident$378,557
Dr Gary OliverDirector of CHR$240,153
James KrallVP of University Advancement$190,157
Kimberly M HadleyVP of Finance & Administration$170,638
Edward EricsonVP for Academic Affairs$167,683
Donald CrandallVP of Enrollment Management$153,097
Steve BeersVP for Student Development$151,494

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/26/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Established in 1919 by evangelist Dr. John E. Brown Sr., JBU was created to combine Christian liberal arts education with an emphasis on specialized vocational training. While we may not train airplane mechanics today, a "head, heart, hand" education with "Christ over all" is still our focus.


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