To all Bryant Faculty, Students, and Staff:
In the context of historic challenges for higher education posed by the coronavirus pandemic, Bryant University’s commitment to student success and academic excellence continue to create a distinctive and compelling value proposition. Thanks to all of you and your strong efforts over time, I am happy to share new information about Bryant’s positioning in an increasingly competitive higher education landscape.
In rankings released today, Bryant is No. 7 in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings, rising 17 places overall in the 17 years since entering the Regional Universities North category. In addition, the University is recognized as an A+ school for learning, among the “Best Value schools” in the region, and as the No. 2 Best College for Veterans. These rankings are based on fall 2019 data submitted in June 2020.
In national rankings for 2021 recently released by College Factual, several programs in the College of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences are recognized among the top 10 in the country for academic excellence and student outcomes. Accounting, Business, International Business (IB), Marketing and Management all stand out at No. 3; and Applied Mathematics is No. 6. Overall, Bryant is in the top 15 percent out of over 1,700 schools ranked. Also in College Factual, Bryant is considered a "Best College for the Money." And, College Consensus ranks Bryant’s Professional MBA program as the No. 9 Best Online MBA program in the country.
Return on Investment
Bryant’s student learning outcomes and return on investment are recognized among the best in our peer group. A recent survey of 2019 graduates confirmed that 99 percent are employed and/or enrolled in post-graduate study within six months, with a median salary of $60,000.
A report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, “A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges,” ranks Bryant among the top 100 (approx. 2 percent) in the U.S. and No. 1 in Rhode Island.
The return on investment for a Bryant education ranks No. 5 on the Payscale.com list of “Best Value Business Schools.” In the Payscale College Salary Report Bryant is among the top 9 percent in the country (143 out of 1,566) for the highest alumni salaries overall, with the average early career salary for all Bryant alumni at $60,500 and $108,600 at mid-career.
Higher education is changing rapidly, and Bryant is not an institution to rest on its past accomplishments. To remain successful in an increasingly competitive environment, institutions need to be able to adapt to dynamic conditions. We are demonstrating that spirit and nimbleness every day. The University strives to be among the nation’s leading universities in supporting student success and garnering recognition for our innovative programs and distinctive activities. Going forward, we will maintain our focus on continuous assessment and steady improvement of our academic programs, student success outcomes and national rankings.