2018 student outcomes
Bryant announces best-in-class results for student outcomes, recent graduates top peers for return on education investment
Apr 03, 2019

SMITHFIELD, RI – Bryant University has announced the results of a comprehensive research study examining employment and post-graduate studies for members of the University’s Class of 2018. With a knowledge rate of 91 percent garnered through multiple surveys and corroborated with industry research, the study indicates that Bryant’s most recent graduates are earning a median starting salary of $60,000, topping the earnings of graduates at peer institutions. Nearly 100 percent (99 percent) of Bryant alumni were employed and/or enrolled in graduate studies within six months of graduation.

Bryant’s most recent graduates are earning a median starting salary of $60,000, topping the earnings of graduates at peer institutions.

Among the study findings, as students 90 percent of the class participated in experiential learning opportunities including internships, real-world consulting, and practicum experiences. More than 85 percent reported utilizing the career education and/or corporate recruiting programs offered by Bryant’s nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education. The employment patterns of both College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences graduates were largely consistent, with a median salary of $60,000 for business graduates and $54,000 for those majoring in liberal arts. Bryant’s curriculum, with its unique integration of business and the arts and sciences, has recently expanded to include data literacy and innovative design thinking programs for all students. Twelve percent of the Class of 2018 is pursuing full-time post-graduate study.

In addition, the research indicates that 94 percent of surveyed students agreed that Bryant prepared them for success in their future professional and academic pursuits. Six of the graduates are succeeding as entrepreneurs working for businesses they founded; eight are ROTC graduates, including three going to active duty; 21 graduates went into non-profit organizations ranging from education to healthcare, including one in the PeaceCorps; and 48 went to the Big 4 accounting firms.

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