Bryant University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,498
3.3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$40,038
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.21%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
71%
7,633 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,640
93.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
80.5%
620 Graduates

About

Bryant University is a higher education institution located in Providence County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bryant University were General Finance (164 degrees awarded), Accounting (143 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (141 degrees).

In 2019, 1,091 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bryant University. 43.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (807 degrees), 12.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryant University is $44,498, which is $22,472 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryant University is $44,498, which is $22,472 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $40,038.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,498
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bryant University was $44,498. The cost of tuition at Bryant University is $22,472 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$40,038
2019 Value
5.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bryant University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $40,038. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bryant University grew by 5.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,699
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bryant University was of $12,699 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 5.4% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Bryant University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.12% with respect to 2018, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.21%
2017 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bryant University was 2.21%, which represents 16 out of the 723 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bryant University received 7,633 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.5% annual growth. Out of those 7,633 applicants, 5,419 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71% acceptance rate.

There were 3,640 students enrolled at Bryant University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bryant University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,419
Accepted Out of 7,633

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bryant University was 71% (5,419 admissions from 7,633 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.5%, while admissions declined by -1.02%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Bryant University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bryant University has a total enrollment of 3,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryant University is 3,407 students and the part-time enrollment is 233. This means that 93.6% of students enrolled at Bryant University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bryant University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 5.88% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 3.27% Black or African American, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.192% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bryant University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (48.6%), followed by White Female (26.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Asian Female (2.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bryant University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,640 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryant University is 3,407 and the part-time enrollment is 233. This means that 93.6% of students enrolled at Bryant University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bryant University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Bryant University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,739
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    214
  3. Asian
    121

The enrolled student population at Bryant University is 75.2% White, 5.88% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 3.27% Black or African American, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.192% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 63 students (1.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 139 fewer women than men received degrees from Bryant University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bryant University is white (807 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bryant University is General Finance (164 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (143 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (141 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bryant University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (867 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (51 degrees), and Communications (39 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bryant University are Accountants & auditors (1,071,687 people), Other managers (1,064,316 people), Financial managers (594,222 people), Chief executives & legislators (532,757 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (502,193 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Business (867 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (51 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), Social Sciences (36 degrees), and Biology (25 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bryant University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Business (867 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (51 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), Social Sciences (36 degrees), and Biology (25 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bryant University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,020,424 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (915,667 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (818,772 people), Computer Systems Design (777,547 people), and Banking & related activities (626,917 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Business (867 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (51 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), Social Sciences (36 degrees), and Biology (25 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bryant University.
Most Common
  1. 164 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 143 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 141 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bryant University was General Finance with 164 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

615
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
476
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 615 degrees were awarded to men at Bryant University, which is 1.29 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (476).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 140 degrees were awarded to men at Bryant University in General Finance, which is 4.67 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 85 degrees were awarded to women at Bryant University in Accounting, which is 0.955 times less than the 89 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 73% of students graduating from Bryant University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bryant University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.9% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    807 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bryant University is white (807 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

2.84% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    470 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    337 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bryant University is white male (470 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (337 degrees).

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Operations

Bryant University has an endowment valued at nearly $184M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.01M (3.81%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Bryant University had a total salary expenditure of $157M. Bryant University employs 74 Professors, 53 Lecturers, and 27 Associate professors. Most academics at Bryant University are Male Professors (48), Male Lecturers(29), and Female Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryant University are: Service, with 92 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 87 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 83 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$184M
2019 Endowment
0.152%
growth from 2018

Bryant University has an endowment valued at about $184M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bryant University grew 0.152% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $146M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.57M - Federal
  2. $477k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bryant University received $1.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $477k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$67M
2019 Salaries
4.38%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bryant University paid a median of $67M in salaries, which represents 42.8% of their overall expenditure ($157M) and a 4.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.47% growth from 2017 and a 4.91% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.6M
Instructional Salaries
176
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bryant University paid a total of $22.6M to 176 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
92 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bryant University were Professor with 74 employees; Lecturer with 53 employees; and Lecturer with 27 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryant University were Service with 92 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 87 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bryant University was Male Professor with 48 employees, Male Lecturer with 29 employees, and Female Professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bryant University.

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