President's Message

A message from Bryant University President Ross Gittell, Ph.D.

February 25, 2022

According to the newly released Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) scorecard, Bryant ranks in the top 1% (No. 46) nationally of the 4,500 schools included in the study and among the top 5% (No. 10) of colleges and universities in New England. This ranking represents Bryant’s steep ascent from the top 2% (No. 76) in 2019, a jump of 30 positions. Bryant is also No.1 among Rhode Island schools.

These rankings are based on the CEW’s updated College Scorecard, which documents long-term economic gains for graduates in terms of net present value (NPV). The NPV for Bryant graduates after 20 years is $834,000, climbing to $1,396,000 and $1,857,000 respectively for 30 and 40 years out. This data affirms the outstanding value of the University’s real-world ready education at the intersection of business, the liberal arts and STEM.

Bryant graduates are in high demand by leading organizations across the country and around the world. Nearly 10% of Bryant alumni are CEOs, COOs, and/or CFOs, creating a powerful network that opens doors for our students. The median starting salary for Bryant graduates is $64,000 and 99% are employed or enrolled in graduate study within six months of graduation. More than 25% of Bryant’s Class of 2022 has already secured their post-graduate employment.

In addition to achieving long-term financial gains, Bryant graduates are prepared to succeed and contribute through an immersive educational experience focused on developing the skills and qualities of character needed for a 21st-century global economy driven by technology and innovation.

Our strong preparation for students to make a difference has created the foundation for Bryant’s Vision 2030 strategic plan, positioning the University for preeminence in educating the next generation of leaders through a distinctive curriculum and transformative student life.

President Ross Gittell, Ph.D.