Bryant's History Sets It Apart from the Rest.

Bryant University was founded in 1863 in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. It has since moved to a beautiful 435 acre site in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The cozy New England campus, which is just 12 miles outside of Providence and only 50 miles from Boston, is currently home to over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The University, which originally taught bookkeeping classes in the 1800s, now grants degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and master's degrees in business, taxation and accounting.

Bryant’s business program is among the top 10 in the US, according to College Factual, and is ranked second on a list of “up-and-coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report. BloombergBusinessWeek ranks Bryant’s Investment Banking program 16th in the country and places the University in the top 50 overall. Take some time to view our other rankings.


Earn a Certificate of Completion that You'll Display with Pride.

Since its founding, Bryant has earned a reputation for preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and qualities of character to succeed in an interconnected world. The completion plaque earned by graduates of The Bryant University Online CFP® Program is displayed proudly on many office walls. The school's long and storied tradition gives the plaque special meaning.

On Bryant's campus, 100% of classes are taught by Professors, not Teaching Assistants. Bryant takes every step possible to ensure that its campus is student-centered. The lack of large lecture halls and an average class size of only 24 ensure abundant opportunities for students to develop important relationships with faculty. This approach is followed in our CFP® Program – all CFP® instructors have at least 10 years of real world experience helping clients navigate through the specific topics that they teach.

Bryant University's small campus culture might make you think that it is only a regionally known school. But Bryant's powerful alumni network of over 44,000 proud graduates who are now leading businesses and organizations across the country and around the world show that Bryant has arrived with an outstanding national reputation.

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