Bryant University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,966
3.3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$39,919
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.96%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.8%
7,521 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,674
94% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
82.4%
679 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 (170 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (142 degrees), and Accounting (119 degrees).

In 2020, 1,115 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bryant University. 40.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (801 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryant University is $45,966, which is $23,436 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryant University is $45,966, which is $23,436 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,919.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Bryant University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,966
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bryant University was $45,966. The cost of tuition at Bryant University is $23,436 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$39,919
2020 Value
0.297%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bryant University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,919. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bryant University grew by 0.297%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,853
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bryant University was of $12,853 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.21% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Bryant University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2019, when 90% 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.
0.96%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bryant University was 0.96%, which represents 7 out of the 729 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bryant University received 7,521 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.47% annual decline. Out of those 7,521 applicants, 5,700 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,674 students enrolled at Bryant University in 2020, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bryant University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,700
Accepted Out of 7,521

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bryant University was 75.8% (5,700 admissions from 7,521 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 71%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.47%, while admissions grew by 5.19%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
560
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Bryant University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bryant University has a total enrollment of 3,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryant University is 3,452 students and the part-time enrollment is 222. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Bryant University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bryant University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.9% White, 6.48% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Asian, 3.21% Black or African American, 2.26% Two or More Races, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bryant University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (48.8%), followed by White Female (28.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (38.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bryant University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryant University is 3,452 and the part-time enrollment is 222. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Bryant University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    2,827
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    238
  3. Asian
    133

The enrolled student population at Bryant University is 76.9% White, 6.48% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Asian, 3.21% Black or African American, 2.26% Two or More Races, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 59 students (1.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 213 fewer women than men received degrees from Bryant University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bryant University is white (801 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bryant University is General Finance (170 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (142 degrees) and Accounting (119 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 (889 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (42 degrees), and Communications (42 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 (1,115,442 people), Other managers (908,995 people), Financial managers (542,378 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (483,427 people), and Chief executives & legislators (468,848 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Business (889 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (42 degrees), Communications (42 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (32 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bryant University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Business (889 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (42 degrees), Communications (42 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (32 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 (923,462 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (692,964 people), Computer Systems Design (669,679 people), Banking & related activities (611,868 people), and Insurance carriers (558,859 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Business (889 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (42 degrees), Communications (42 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (32 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. 170 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 142 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 119 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bryant University was General Finance with 170 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

664
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
451
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 664 degrees were awarded to men at Bryant University, which is 1.47 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (451).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 149 degrees were awarded to men at Bryant University in General Finance, which is 5.32 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 79 degrees were awarded to women at Bryant University in Accounting, which is 0.878 times less than the 90 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

77%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 77% of students graduating from Bryant University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bryant University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.33% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    801 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bryant University is white (801 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

2.96% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    488 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    313 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bryant University is white male (488 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (313 degrees).

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Operations

Bryant University has an endowment valued at nearly $182M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.82M (3.19%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Bryant University had a total salary expenditure of $155M. Bryant University employs 73 Professors, 53 Lecturers, and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Bryant University are Male Professors (47), Male Lecturers(28), and Female Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryant University are: Service, with 95 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 79 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$182M
2020 Endowment
0.873%
decline from 2019

Bryant University has an endowment valued at about $182M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bryant University declined 0.873% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $143M 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. $1.28M - Federal
  2. $425k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bryant University received $1.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $425k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$69.1M
2020 Salaries
3.01%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bryant University paid a median of $69.1M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($155M) and a 3.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.38% growth from 2018 and a 2.47% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.5M
Instructional Salaries
170
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bryant University paid a total of $22.5M to 170 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
95 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bryant University were Professor with 73 employees; Lecturer with 53 employees; and Lecturer with 22 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryant University were Service with 95 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 79 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 78 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bryant University was Male Professor with 47 employees, Male Lecturer with 28 employees, and Female Professor with 26 employees.

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

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