Published 07/29/15

Forbes names Bryant to list of top 50 entrepreneurial colleges

Bryant is one of the top 50 entrepreneurial colleges in the country, Forbes announced today. Bryant was number 34 on the list.

The list, which will be published in the magazine's Aug. 17 issue, is based on the total number of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn, divided by the school’s student body (undergraduate and graduate student populations combined).

The Forbes ranking is just the latest example of the growing acknowledgment of Bryant's academic excellence. In just over a decade, Bryant has moved up the ranks in U.S. News & World Report from No. 24 in 2003 to No. 11 in September 2014. Some of the newest accolades include:

  • With a "value added" grade of A-, Bryant is on Money magazine's list of "50 Colleges That Add the Most Value," otherwise known as schools that best help students exceed expectations;
  • Ranked No. 68 in Money’s assessment of 736 colleges that provide the best value for your tuition dollar;
  • Bryant’s distinctive Applied Mathematics program is ranked #6 in the country by College Factual/USA Today.

Bryant offers a concentration in entrepreneurship that helps students understand the strategic, tactical, and analytic traits necessary to make sound decisions in new ventures. Students learn how to implement cultural and technological innovations from around the world which shape business strategies, while dramatically expanding the market for their enterprise.

Bryant Ventures is an incubator for students from all disciplines who have promising new ideas. They receive guidance regarding a broad range of issues from branding to financial management from veteran mentors, many of whom are Bryant alumni and faculty. The annual New Venture Competition, Bryant’s version of the television show Shark Tank, welcomes entries from students as well as alumni entrepreneurs.

The Bryant University chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization is among the most impressive in the country. It has been named best chapter in the nation five times in the last decade, most recently last November. The organization provides real-world internship opportunities, personal networking events, hands-on workshops, and world-class speakers.