Institutional Data

Bryant University is a selective university with prestigious national and international rankings, top accreditations, and strategic affiliations.



  • No. 10 Regional Universities North - U.S. News and World Report 2019

  • No. 18 out of the 132 undergraduate programs reviewed - Bloomberg Businessweek employer survey

  • Best 384 Colleges, Top Colleges in Northeast - Princeton Review 2019

  • No. 10 Regional Universities (North) - College Choice 2015

  • 90th percentile The Economist 2015

College of Business

Academic Programs

  • Top 1% Most Focused in Finance/Financial Management, Marketing - College Factual/USA Today 2018 ("Most Focused" - a school that provides many resources in this specific field which "may provide you with a better education in this area.") 

  • No. 3 in Marketing - College Factual/USA Today 2019

  • No. 3 in International Business - College Factual/USA Today 2018

  • No. 3 in Broadcast Journalism - College Magazine 2017

  • No. 4 in Accounting - College Factual/USA Today 2019

  • No. 6 in Management - College Factual/USA Today 2018   

  • No. 6 in Entrepreneurial Studies - College Factual/USA Today 2018

  • No. 6 in Applied Mathematics - College Factual/USA Today 2018  

  • No. 8  in Human Resource Management - College Factual/USA Today 2018

  • No. 8 in Accounting on the East Coast - Common Form 2015

  • No. 12 in Finance/Financial Management - College Factual/USA Today 2018 

  • Top 15% in Communication and Media Studies - College Factual/USA Today 2018

  • No. 16 International Business Program - Bloomberg Businessweek

  • No. 25 International Business Program – U.S. News & World Report 2019

  • America's top 50 entrepreneurial colleges (No. 34) - Forbes

  • Top 50  Actuarial Science programs (No. 30)  - Value Colleges 2018

  • Named a Top University Sales Program – Sales Education Foundation 2017

Institutional Profile Data

  • 99% of the Class of 2017 received full-time jobs or were enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

  • Median first-year starting salary of the Class of 2017: $59,000

  • 76% of undergraduates and more than 95% of freshmen reside on campus in single-sex and coed residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments (2017-2018 data).

  • 8% of students are international (2017-2018 data)

  • Students represent 53 different countries and 38 different states and territories

  • Bryant offers more than 300 different major/minor combinations.

  • Average class size: 24 students; student/faculty ratio: 13:1

  • 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: 84% data)

  • Six master's programs – MBA, MPAc, MST, MSGES, MAComm, MSPAS* (*provisional accreditation)

  • 100% of our students complete a service learning project at Bryant.

  • 22 varsity Division I sports

  • More than 400 different companies come to campus to recruit for full-time jobs.

  • No. 3 Best Colleges for Veterans, Regional Universities North - U.S. News and World Report 2019 

  • Top LGBTQ-friendly university in Rhode Island -

  • No. 7 for study abroad participation among Master's universities in the United States - Institute of International Education 2014-2015 data

  • No. 18 Best Career Services - Princeton Review 2017

  • Top 50 percent of all surveyed schools for the level of academic challenge and the degree of active and collaborative learning - National Survey for Student Engagement Institute

  • Top 50 intramural sports programs - 2015

  • Recognized in 2012 for adopting a "green" approach to energy management in its data center - Campus Technology Magazine

  • Division of Student Affairs recognized in 2016 as one of 19 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

  • Bryant University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of Bryant University.

    The College of Arts and Sciences is a member of AAC+U - The Association of American Colleges and Universitiesthe leading national association for undergraduate liberal arts education.

  • The College of Business at Bryant University is accredited by the 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.

  • The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program.

  • The Department of Public Safety is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies.

Academy of Management

American Political Science Association

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Greater Boston MBA Consortium

National Collegiate Honors Council

Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education

Alpha Kappa Delta 

Beta Gamma Sigma 

Chi Alpha Sigma 

Kappa Mu Epsilon 

Lambda Pi Eta 

Mu Kappa Tau 

Mu Sigma Rho 

Omicron Delta Epsilon 

Omicron Delta Kappa 

Phi Alpha Theta 

Pi Sigma Alpha 
Political Science

Phi Sigma Iota 
Foreign Language

Psi Chi 

Sigma Tau Delta 

Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Association on Higher 
Education and Disability

Central R.I. Chamber of Commerce

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

Coalition of New England Companies for Trade

College Reading and 
Learning Association

Financial Planning Assn.

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS)

Human Resource Management Association of Rhode Island

International Institute of 
Business Analysis

International Writing Centers Association

Learning Assistance Association of New England

National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals

National Association of 
Insurance and Financial 

National Association for Developmental Education

National College Learning Center Association

National Council of Teachers of English

National Resource Center 
for The First-Year Experience 
and Students in Transition

National Tutoring Assn.

New England Peer Tutor Association

Newport County Chamber of Commerce

North American Small 
Business International 
Trade Educators

North Central Chamber of Commerce

Northeast Writing Center Association

Northeast Association of Institutional Research (NEAIR) 

Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools

Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Project Management Inst. Society for Human Resource Management U.S. Green Building Council
World Trade Centers Association