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Founded in 1863, Bryant University has had a long and rich history. It has pushed the envelope for the equality of women in schools and in the workplace. Since its inception, it has led the way in business education for all. Providing an education that can easily be applied in the workplace has been a benchmark for the Bryant style of teaching. The introduction of a liberal arts curriculum into the college has heightened the success of the institution as well as its graduates.
The school began its journey in Providence, Rhode Island as the Bryant and Stratton National Business College. In 1971, the school moved to its current location of Smithfield, Rhode Island. It was renamed Bryant University in 2004.
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Overview of Bryant University
One of the most intriguing aspects of the university's history is the story of the wrought iron archway. Saved from its original home in Providence, the historic archway was brought to the current location where a new tradition began. It has become a symbol of completion, as only students who have made it to commencement walk through the arch. To honor this tradition, one senior class built a brick walkway around the arch for undergraduate students to follow.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||13:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||February 1|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Whether or not you can afford college is a common concern among first-time college applicants. Unbeknownst to many people, the price listed for tuition can be deceiving. You can significantly decrease your out-of-pocket cost by utilizing the many available financial aid options like scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs. Every year the government offers billions of dollars in different financial aid options for students to utilize.
Using the available financial aid can make college an affordable option. Choosing to attend is one of the best investments you can make in your future. At Bryant University, the net cost of tuition (with financial aid applied) is $40,038.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$21,571|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||97%|
|Room & Board||$15,705|
- Tuition In-State - $45,395
- Tuition Out-of-State - $45,395
- Books and Supplies - $1,400
- Room & Board - $15,705
- Other - $1,550
Bryant's College of Business offers the individual attention you would find on a small campus, with the knowledge and education of a large business college. Their programs in the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to become strong contributors right after graduation.
Bryant University offers advanced degrees in the areas of business administration and accounting, in addition to communication for graduates and postgraduates. Their School of Health Sciences also has a master's degree program in physician assistant studies.
The retention rate for full-time students is 87% and the graduation rate is 81%, both of which are more than excellent. Those rates are in combination with a 13 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio, which is high enough to indicate that students will be able to have good discussions in class and small enough that they will be able to have at least some one-on-one time with their professors if they run into any issues with a course.
The retention rate indicates the number of first-time, first-year students who stay with the school, and the graduation rate shows how many of those students completed their degree programs. That information is a powerful indicator as to how well the university meets the needs of its freshmen. When first applying to a college, it's difficult to comprehend how much your life will be altered during that first year. How well the university is prepared to help students handle those difficulties is a crucial factor in whether or not the students choose to return the following year.
Student Population Total
Student Population 3,640
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||729 Total Graduates / 82%|
|Finance, General||160 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||136 Graduates|
|International Business/Trade/Commerce||89 Graduates|
|Mathematics and Statistics||49 Total Graduates / 6%|
|Computational and Applied Mathematics||33 Graduates|
|Applied Mathematics, General||16 Graduates|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||29 Total Graduates / 3%|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric||29 Graduates|
|All Social Science Majors||29 Total Graduates / 3%|
|Political Science and Government, General||11 Graduates|
|Applied Economics||9 Graduates|
|Economics, General||9 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||24 Total Graduates / 3%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||24 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||3%|
Outcome & Salary
Every year millions of students attend a college or university in the hopes of attaining a degree to give them an edge in the job market. Individuals who complete their degree programs are more likely to succeed with the education they have acquired as they are more likely to find gainful employment. Those who decide against pursuing a degree struggle with finding a career as a high-school graduate.
In 2018, 99% of Bryant University graduates were either continuing their education or employed within six months of graduation. Their average salary was $60,000 for their first year in the workforce. 94% of the students agreed that Bryant University had prepared them for career success.
With a BU degree, you can expect to earn around $60,500 annually at the beginning of your career. Once you reach the middle of your career, the salary expectation is closer to $108,600. The average salary for a college graduate is $72,890. Without a college degree, the average salary is $38,792.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$60,500|
|College Grads Average Salary||$72,890|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$108,600|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$728,900|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,814,900|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$160,152|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$568,748|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,654,748|
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|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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