Institutional Data

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



  • No. 7 Regional Universities North - U.S. News and World Report 2020

  • No. 8 Most Innovative School, No. 3 Best College for Veterans, and No. 17 for Best Undergraduate Teaching - U.S. News and World Report 2020

  • Best 384 Colleges, Top Colleges in Northeast - Princeton Review 2020

  • Top 20 percent for outcomes - Wall Street Journal/THE College 2020

  • The Wall Street Journal 2020 College Rankings placed Bryant No. 208 overall (top 25%), and at No. 147 for student outcomes
  • Forbes ranks Bryant No. 203 in its Top Colleges Rankings nationally and No. 90 in the Northeast
  • The Princeton Review has once again included Bryant on its list of the Top 385 Schools in the United States, 2020 Edition and the Top 224 Schools in the Northeast

College of Business

Academic Programs

  • No. 25 International Business program in the U.S. - U.S. News and World Report 2020

  • No. 3 in International Business - College Factual 2020

  • No. 3 in Marketing - College Factual 2020

  • No. 3 Most Focused in Finance and Financial Management - College Factual  2020

  • No. 3 in Broadcast Journalism - College Magazine 2017

  • No. 4 in Accounting - College Factual 2020

  • No. 4 in Business, Management and Marketing – College Factual 2020

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

  • No. 8 in Entrepreneurial Studies - College Factual 2020

  • No. 10 in Applied Mathematics - College Factual 2020  

  • No. 11  in Human Resource Management - College Factual 2020

  • No. 13 in Management - College Factual 2020

  • No. 16 International Business Program - Bloomberg Businessweek

  • 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

  • Workplace Demographic data

  • 99% of the Class of 2018 received full-time jobs or were enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

  • Median first-year starting salary of the Class of 2018: $60,000

  • 80% of undergraduates and more than 94% of freshmen reside on campus in single-sex and coed residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments (2018-2019 data).

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

  • Students represent 49 different countries and 38 different states and territories

  • Bryant offers more than 195 different major/minor combinations.

  • Average class size: 26 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: 81%

  • Four master's programs – MBA, MPAc, MAComm, MSPAS

  • 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.


  • In the Payscale College Salary Report Bryant is among the top 9 percent in the country (143 out of 1,566) for the highest alumni salaries overall, with the average early career salary for all Bryant alumni at $60,500 and $108,600 at mid-career.

  • A+ for Immediate Post-Graduation earnings; A+ for Mid-Career Post-Graduation Earnings - College Factual

  • 300 Schools Worth the Investment - 2016

  • No. 3 Best Colleges for Veterans, Regional Universities North - U.S. News and World Report 2020

  • No. 2  Military Friendly School; also designated a Military Friendly Spouse School -

  • 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.

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

The CARES Act, which establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), directs institutions of higher education (“institutions”) to use no less than 50 percent of funds received under Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.