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The year in stories: Bryant's biggest news from 2022
Jan 03, 2023, by Staff Writer
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From infrastructure investments and national rankings to record-breaking enrollment and a sweeping vision for unsurpassed growth, Bryant University reached new heights in 2022. These developments reinforce the institution's 160-year tradition of educating and inspiring students to discover their passion and become innovative global leaders.

As the university embarks on a new calendar year and builds upon the successes of 2022, here are Bryant's most-read news stories from the last year: 


Bryant national champion for economic opportunity with redrawn NCAA brackets for student success, per The 74


During March Madness, it’s all eyes on the NCAA brackets. But what if those brackets were redrawn to reflect how well each participating school helps its students achieve success after graduation? With data from the Harvard University Opportunity Insights platform, the 74 named Bryant the NCAA's overall champion for economic opportunity. Read more


Bryant announces investments in residential life, with $10 million dedicated to near-term residence hall enhancements

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Over the summer, Bryant invested more than $6.5 million in residence hall enhancements, including renovation of Warren House. An additional $3.5 million in upgrades is planned for next summer, with total near-term investments to exceed $10 million. Read more


159th Commencement dates, ceremonies announced


In celebration of the achievements of the Class of 2022, Bryant announced the schedule for the 159th Commencement Ceremonies, which were held in person under the main Commencement tent. Read more


Bryant's Professional MBA Online program ranked by Poets & Quants for the second consecutive year


Bryant University’s Professional MBA (PMBA) Online program made the 2023 Poets & Quants rankings of Top 50 Online MBA Programs. It’s the second consecutive year the fledgling graduate program landed on the prestigious list. Read more


President’s and Deans’ List students recognized for outstanding academic performance in fall 2021

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The President’s List is an academic distinction that recognizes Bryant’s highest achievers who earn a GPA of 4.0 or better for at least 12 semester hours of work. To earn a place on the Deans' List students must have a GPA of 3.4 or better for at least 12 semester hours of work. Read more


MONEY ranks Bryant University among the nation’s Top 10 for Business majors, citing high-value programs with superior return on investment 

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MONEY placed Bryant at No. 6 in the U.S., citing data on superior median earnings and economic mobility in addition to each university’s focus on outcomes and the resources and opportunities provided to students. Read more


Bryant’s incoming class of 2026 breaks enrollment records 


Bryant University garnered a record of nearly 9,000 applications and more than 1,000 deposits for the entering Class of 2026, establishing a foundation for the highest-achieving incoming class in Bryant history. Read more


Bryant University return on education investment in top 1% nationally, top 5% in New England, according to Georgetown University study 

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Bryant ranks in the top 1% (No. 46) nationally of the 4,500 schools included in the study and among the top 5% (No. 10) of colleges and universities in New England. Read more


Board of Trustees endorses Vision 2030 strategic plan initiatives 

Vision 2023

With Vision 2030, Bryant University will be positioned to increase enrollment and diversify the student population through focus on delivering a superior student educational and campus life experience, competitive athletics and unmatched return on education investment for future generations of global leaders. Read more


Landmark Convocation Center and Arena announced, providing a premier venue for championship athletics and state-of-the-art academic and dining facilities


The University plans to break ground on new facilities, including a landmark Convocation Center and Arena for its Bulldog Athletics and a new dining hall, in 2023. Read more

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