US News ranks Bryan 16th time
August 17, 2010

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For the 16th consecutive year, Bryan College has been recognized as one of the Best Regional Colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best College’s 2011 rankings.


Of the 96 institutions in the south defined as a “regional college,” Bryan was ranked No. 16, up three places from the 2010 listing. Bryan ranked fourth for its average freshman retention rate (76 percent) and sixth for its graduation rate (57 percent). A “regional college,” by the U.S. News definition, focuses primarily on undergraduate education, offers a range of liberal arts programs and grants few graduate degrees.


“We are pleased to see this independent evaluation which recognizes the commitment we are making to provide a quality education for our students,” Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay said. “This is a tribute to our faculty and staff whose efforts in and out of the classroom are designed to encourage academic as well as spiritual growth in our students.”