Bryant University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$40,564

2.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$36,490

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

67.3%

7,314 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,698

95.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

77%

639 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 (142 degrees awarded), Accounting (130 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (121 degrees).

In 2016, 914 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bryant University. 43.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (671 degrees), 12.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (52 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryant University is $40,564, which is $20,404 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bryant University is $40,564, which is $20,404 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,490.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,564

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bryant University was $40,564. The cost of tuition at Bryant University is $20,404 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$36,490

2016 Value

1.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bryant University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,490. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bryant University grew by 1.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,777

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bryant University was of $11,777 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.18% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Bryant University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2015, when 84% 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.

2.38%

2015 Default Rate

18

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bryant University was 2.38%, which represents 18 out of the 755 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 7,314 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.08% annual growth. Out of those 7,314 applicants, 4,924 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,698 students enrolled at Bryant University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bryant University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,924

Accepted Out of 7,314

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bryant University was 67.3% (4,924 admissions from 7,314 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 72.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.08%, while admissions grew by 1.55%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bryant University has a total enrollment of 3,698 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryant University is 3,543 students and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Bryant University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bryant University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.5% White, 6.38% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Asian, 3.76% Black or African American, 1.35% Two or More Races, 0.352% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bryant University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (45.8%), followed by White Female (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.1%), followed by White Male (35.2%) and Asian Male (2.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bryant University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,698 students. The full-time enrollment at Bryant University is 3,543 and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Bryant University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

2016 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 90%. 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

    2,755

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    236

  3. Asian

    145

The enrolled student population at Bryant University is 74.5% White, 6.38% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Asian, 3.76% Black or African American, 1.35% Two or More Races, 0.352% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.108% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 87 students (2.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 126 fewer women than men received degrees from Bryant University. The majority of degree recipients at Bryant University are white (671 degrees awarded). There were 12.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (52 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bryant University is General Finance (142 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (130 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (121 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 Math & Statistics (47 degrees awarded), Business (741 degrees), and Communications (36 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 (1,165,402 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,013,189 people), Financial managers (513,518 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (455,968 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (446,504 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Math & Statistics (47 degrees awarded), Business (741 degrees), Communications (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (33 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 Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Math & Statistics (47 degrees awarded), Business (741 degrees), Communications (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (33 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 (905,092 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (713,979 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (673,232 people), Banking & related activities (624,608 people), and Computer Systems Design (602,031 people).

The most specialized majors at Bryant University are Math & Statistics (47 degrees awarded), Business (741 degrees), Communications (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Social Sciences (33 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 142 degrees awarded

  2. 130 degrees awarded

  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bryant University was General Finance with 142 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 520

  2. 394

In 2016, 520 degrees were awarded to men at Bryant University, which is 1.32 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (394).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Bryant University in General Finance, which is 3.9 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 76 degrees were awarded to women at Bryant University in Accounting, which is 0.768 times less than the 99 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%

100% Completion Time

78%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 74% of students graduating from Bryant University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bryant University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.91% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    671 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    52 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bryant University is white (671 degrees awarded). There were 12.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (52 degrees).

4.6% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    384 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    287 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bryant University is white male (384 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (287 degrees).

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Operations

Bryant University has an endowment valued at nearly $170M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.29M (1.35%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Bryant University had a total expenditure of $132M. Of that $132M, they spent $57.4M on salaries and $132M on benefits.

Bryant University employs 70 Professors, 45 Lecturers, and 41 Associate professors. Most academics at Bryant University are Male Professors (46), Male Associate professors(25), and Female Professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryant University are: Service, with 94 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 92 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$170M

2015 Endowment

1.57%

decline from 2014

Bryant University has an endowment valued at about $170M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bryant University declined 1.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $141M 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. $1.01M - Federal

  2. $376k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Bryant University received $1.01M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $376k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$57.4M

Salary Expenditure

$132M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bryant University had a total expenditure of $132M. Of that $132M, they spent $57.4M on salaries and $132M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$57.4M

2015 Salaries

4.4%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Bryant University paid a median of $57.4M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($132M) and a 4.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.7% growth from 2013 and a 2.78% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.8M

Instructional Salaries

166

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bryant University paid a total of $20.8M to 166 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

70 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

94 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bryant University were Professor with 70 employees; Lecturer with 45 employees; and Lecturer with 41 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bryant University were Service with 94 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 92 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bryant University was Male Professor with 46 employees, Male Associate professor with 25 employees, and Female Professor with 24 employees.

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

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