Bryant University

Bryant University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Bryant University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bryant University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bryant University was awarded 188 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is digital marketing.

Overall Quality

Bryant is ranked #127 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bryant held the #228 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Bryant also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Rhode Island ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bryant?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Bryant University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 73%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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Bryant University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Bryant University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bryant University is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bryant University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Bryant University has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bryant the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 76%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  76 out of 100

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Bryant University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,259 undergraduates at Bryant with 3,205 being full-time and 54 being part-time.

How Much Does Bryant University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bryant is $39,234. 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 Bryant

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$32,455 $33,173 $34,391 $39,005 $42,455

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 Bryant, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bryant, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $12,945 a year. That adds up to $51,780 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bryant is 2.2%. 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 Bryant Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bryant make around $69,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Bryant students since it is 74% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Bryant University make the most money.

Location of Bryant University

Bryant University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The suburban atmosphere of Smithfield makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Bryant are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917-1291
Phone: 401-232-6000

Bryant University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 25 majors graduated from Bryant University. Of these students, 892 received undergraduate degrees and 212 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
Finance & Financial Management 182 $56,500
Marketing 150 $48,600
Business Administration & Management 130 $50,500
Accounting 121 $57,900
International Business 77 $54,600
Applied Mathematics 42 $57,100
Communication & Media Studies 39 $42,300
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 20 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 19 $35,500
Political Science & Government 19 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bryant University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bryant

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 76 students took at least one online class at Bryant University. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 76 76
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0
2013-2014 2 0

Learn more about online learning at Bryant University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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