At a Glance

Bryant is a private New England university with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success. Our academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective.

Top 10 facts

  • TOP RANKED: Bryant’s business program is among the top 10 in the US, according to College Factual, and is ranked 2nd on a list of “up-and-coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bryant’s IB program 16th in the country and places the University in the top 50 overall.
  • $244 MILLION CAMPUS INVESTMENT: In the past 18 years, Bryant has invested $244 million in stunning new campus facilities and architectural enhancements. Since 2001, Bryant has added 267,000 square feet of new facilities.
  • 151-YEAR TRADITION: Since its founding, Bryant has earned a distinguished reputation for preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and qualities of character to succeed in an interconnected world of unlimited global opportunity.
  • 98% OF CLASS OF 2013 EMPLOYED OR ENROLLED WITHIN 6 MONTHS: For Bryant’s classes of 2010-2013, 97-98% were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • $53,000 FIRST-YEAR SALARY: Average first-year salary for 2013 graduates of the College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences.
  • NEARLY 50% OF STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD: Recognized as a leader in international education, Bryant provides students with abundant opportunities to develop a global perspective. Students enjoy study abroad programs, including Bryant’s innovative Sophomore International Experience, in more than 50 countries around the world.
  • 100% OF CLASSES TAUGHT BY PROFESSORS, NOT TEACHING ASSISTANTS: Bryant’s student-centered campus has no large lecture halls and the average class size is 24, ensuring abundant opportunities to develop faculty mentors and conduct original research.
  • 100% OF STUDENTS COMPLETE BOTH A MAJOR AND A MINOR: Bryant’s nationally recognized curriculum allows students to create their path by integrating business and liberal arts while developing real-world credentials that provide competitive advantage.
  • TITLETOWN: In only the second year of full Division I eligibility, Bryant student-athletes shattered records while earning high academic marks. The University has 22 NCAA DI varsity sports teams and in 2014, Bryant became the first school in NEC history to win six spring championships. Go Bulldogs!
  • 40,000 ALUMNI: Bryant’s powerful network of more than 40,000 alumni is one of the University’s greatest resources. Bryant graduates are leaders in businesses and organizations around the world.

General Info

  • University mission: Educate and inspire students to discover their passion and become innovative leaders with character around the world.
  • Bryant was founded in 1863  and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013. 
  • Bryant's academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective.
  • Located on 435 acres in Smithfield, RI, Bryant is just 12 miles from Providence and 50 miles from Boston
  • The College of Business offers business specialties pairing the depth and breadth of a large business school with the individual attention found on small college campuses. The College of Arts and Sciences  programs combine understanding of theory with skills that prepare students to make meaningful contributions immediately upon graduation.
  • Bryant's Graduate School of Business offers advanced degrees in business administration, taxation, and accounting. The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate degrees and post-graduate programs in communication, teaching, and global environmental studies. The School of Health Sciences offers a master's degree in physician assistant studies* (*provisional accreditation)
  • The Honorable Ronald K. Machtley has served as Bryant's president since June 1996.
  • 3,287  full-time and part-time undergraduate students from 32 states and 63 countries
  • 81% of undergraduates reside on campus in single-sex and coed residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments.
  • 41% of students are female.
  • 7.3% of students are international.
  • Bryant offers nearly 100 courses of study.
  • Average class size: 24 students; student/faculty ratio: 16:1 
  • All classes are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants or graduate students. 
  • Faculty are dedicated to teaching and are active with scholarly research. 
  • Full-time faculty with highest degree in their field: 81.7% 
  • 167 full-time and part-time graduate students in seven master's programs – MBA, MPAc, MST, MAT, MSGES, MAComo, MSPAS* (*provisional accreditation)
  • Bryant has more than 40,000 active alumni.
  • 22 NCAA Division I varsity sports, member of the Northeast Conference

Institutional Data

April 2015

Enrollment Trends

University

Fall 06

Fall 07

Fall 08

Fall 09

Fall 10

Fall 11

Fall 12

Fall 13

Fall 14

Total

3,652

3,734

3,800

3,632

3,606

3,595

3,418

3,454

3,462

Undergraduate

3,268

3,365

3,515

3,386

3,365

3,337

3,180

3,287

3,320

Graduate

384

369

285

246

241

258

238

167

142

 

Geographic Representation: No. of States and Territories

Fall 12

Fall 13

Fall 14

Undergraduate

34

33

34

Graduate

14

11

11

Overall

34

34

34

 

Geographic Representation: No. of Countries

Fall 12

Fall 13

Fall 14

Undergraduate

63

64

60

Graduate

6

6

6

Overall

63

65

60

 

Fall 2014 Undergrad Enrollment by College and Major/Concentration*

 

Category

% Enrollment*

College of Business

78.3%

College of A&S

18.0%

Undeclared

3.8%

* Based on 3,214 degree seeking undergraduates

Fall 2014 enrollment chart 1



 

 

Rankings

 

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

US News (Masters-North)

16th

16th

16th

15th

14th

11th

Business Week

66th

55th

70th

63rd

49th

49th*

Princeton Review

Best 371

Best 373

Best 376

Best 377

Best 378

Best 379

*Business Week did not release new rankings in 2015.

 

Post-Graduation Outcomes

 

Graduation Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

% Employed/Grad School

95%

97.5%

98%

97.5%

98%

98.6%

Mean Salary

$42,700

$48,466

$48,631

$49,670

$51,850

$52,000

Median Salary

$43,000

$48,000

$50,000

$50,000

$53,000

$53,500

 

Co-Curricular and Athletic Opportunities

 

AY 10-11

AY 11-12   

AY 12-13 

AY 13-14

AY 14-15

Clubs and Organizations

75

79

82

82

86

Division 1 Athletic Teams

22

22

22

22

22

Club Sport Teams

13

15

12

13

13

Intramural Sports

 

9

12

15

15

Intramural Teams

 

134

201

234

241

 

Study Abroad Participation

 

 

Class 07

Class 08

Class 09

Class 10

Class 11

Class 12

Class 13

Class 14

% Any Study Abroad

15%

18%

31%

38%

45%

40%

43%

40%

Soph Intl Experience

0.2%

2.9%

21%

26%

30%

25%

26%

29%

Semester Study Abroad

14%

14%

14%

17%

22%

23%

23%

20%

 

The ETS Major Field Test in Business (MFT)

 

07-08

08-09

09-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

13-14*

14-15

Bryant Mean Score**

157

158.5

160.5

160.0

160.0

159.0

159.0

160.0

National Mean Score

151.3

151.3

155.6

151.6

150.3

150.3

150.1

150.6

Bryant National Percentile

70%

81.3%

86.3%

86.7%

89%

88%

89%

89%

*New Test

 **ETS-MFT is a national standardized test designed to measure students’ academic achievement in undergraduate business education, specifically as it relates to their knowledge and understanding of significant concepts, theories, and analytical methods in their major field of study.  Bryant has scored in the top 89th percentile nationally among all schools in the comparison group.

Degrees Awarded

 

 

AY 08

AY 09

AY 10

AY 11

AY 12

AY 13

AY 14

College of Arts and Science

62

109

125

146

144

140

132

College of Business

674

674

665

660

700

607

615

Graduate School

184

178

153

171

153

148

107



 

Admission Trends

 

 

06-07

07-08

08-09

09-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

13-14

14-15

Total

948

983

1,044

882

963

947

898

1,011

964

   New Fresh

809

857

911

751

832

814

772

890

826

   Transfer

139

126

133

131

131

133

126

121

138

 

Freshman Cohort Honors Program Enrollment

 

 

Fall 10

Fall 11

Fall 12

Fall 13

Fall 14

10.1%

14.4%

14.9%

15.4%

15.0%



Fall 2014 enrollment chart 2