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Want the scoop on Bryan College - Dayton? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors William Jennings Bryan College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bryan College - Dayton Ranked?

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2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Bryan College - Dayton was awarded 50 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

William Jennings Bryan College landed the #641 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

William Jennings Bryan College is also ranked #9 out of 45 schools in Tennessee.

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Is It Hard to Get Into William Jennings Bryan College?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Bryan College - Dayton has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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Bryan College - Dayton Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At William Jennings Bryan College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bryan College - Dayton is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bryan College - Dayton

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bryan College - Dayton is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At William Jennings Bryan College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 42%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

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Bryan College - Dayton Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,195 undergraduates at William Jennings Bryan College with 644 being full-time and 551 being part-time.

How Much Does Bryan College - Dayton Cost?

The overall average net price of William Jennings Bryan College is $15,662. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for William Jennings Bryan College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,694 $13,956 $17,127 $18,168 $16,993

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of William Jennings Bryan College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At William Jennings Bryan College, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $5,565 a year. That adds up to $22,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William Jennings Bryan College is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do William Jennings Bryan College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from William Jennings Bryan College make around $46,301 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for William Jennings Bryan College students since it is 9% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Bryan College - Dayton

Located in Dayton, Tennessee, Bryan College - Dayton is a private not-for-profit institution. Dayton is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for William Jennings Bryan College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, TN 37321
Phone: 423-775-2041

Bryan College - Dayton Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Bryan College - Dayton. Of these students, 197 received undergraduate degrees and 82 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 87 $46,728
General Psychology 26 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 13 NA
Religious Education 9 NA
Communication & Media Studies 9 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8 NA
Health & Physical Education 7 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 NA
Political Science & Government 4 NA
Music 4 NA

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Online Learning at William Jennings Bryan College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 673 students took at least one online class at Bryan College - Dayton. This is an increase from the 630 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 673 555
2018-2019 630 583
2017-2018 555 526
2016-2017 581 490
2015-2016 571 547

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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