At a Glance
Bryant is a private New England university with a 150-year 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.
- University mission: The Bryant experience promotes academic excellence and cultivates the leadership skills, qualities of character, and diverse perspectives required to succeed in an age of unlimited global opportunity.
- 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 428 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 advanced degrees in communication, teaching, and global environmental studies.
- The Honorable Ronald K. Machtley has served as Bryant's president since June 1996.
- 3,180 full-time and part-time undergraduate students from 33 states and 85 countries.
- 82% of undergraduates reside on campus.
- 42% of students are female.
- 8% of students are international.
- Bryant offers 103 courses of study.
- 100% of undergraduate students complete both a major and a minor. 10% of students complete a double or triple major.
- Average class size: 28 students. Student/faculty ratio:15:1.
- All classes are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants or graduate students.
- Faculty are dedicated to teaching and are active with scholarly research.
- 98% of faculty are Ph.D.s or have a terminal degree in their field.
- 98% of students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.
- Mean starting salary is $50,305, as reported by the Class of 2012.
- 244 full-time and part-time graduate students in three master's programs.
- Bryant has more than 40,000 active alumni.
- 22 NCAA Division I varsity sports; member of the Northeast Conference.
- Bryant, which comprises the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
- The College of Arts and Sciences is accredited by The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), the leading national association for undergraduate liberal arts education.
- The College of Business at Bryant University is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Bryant is one of only 5% of colleges and universities in the world to earn this prestigious accreditation.
- See the Accreditations & Rankings page for more information.
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