History: Founded in 1930, Bryan College is a nondenominational evangelical Christian college named after William Jennings Bryan: statesman, orator, and renowned prosecuting attorney in the famous Scopes Evolution Trial. More »
Location: Bryan's main campus is located on a 128-acre hilltop in Dayton, Tennessee, within the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, just 35 minutes north of Chattanooga. We also have campuses in Knoxville and Chattanooga, in addition to many satellite locations. More »
Mission: "Educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today's world"
Worldview @ Bryan: A Bryan education cultivates a deepening love for God and His Truth through every facet of college life–from the classroom to the athletic fields, on our campuses and through partnerships around the world. We believe a Christian worldview necessitates an education about all of reality. More »
Enrollment: Approximately 1400, which includes nearly 800 students from 41 states and 9 foreign countries enrolled in the Dayton campus traditional program and over 600 students in online, dual enrollment, degree completion, and graduate programs.
Faculty: 70% of the fulltime faculty teaching in our bachelor's degree programs holds the doctorate or highest degree available in their respective fields. More »
Students: Average high school GPA is 3.64. One-third attended public school, one-third attended private school, and one-third were homeschooled.
Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Academic Programs: 22 majors with nearly 42 unique fields of study: Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Christian Ministry, Christian Leadership, Christian Thought, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Environmental Science, Exercise & Health Science, History, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Music, Politics and Government, Nursing (3-2 agreement with Vanderbilt University), Psychology, Spanish, and Theatre. More »
Residence Life: Approximately 85% of our students live on campus in a variety of comfortable residence halls, varying from suite style to community style to townhomes, and complete with computer labs and wireless Internet access. More »
Activities/Clubs: We have more than 40 clubs, organizations, and opportunities where students can plug in, including Student Government; Debate Club; College Republicans; SIFE; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Ministry Council; Yearbook (The Commoner); Newspaper (Triangle); Bryan Chorale; Hilltop Players; and a number of professional and religious clubs, honor societies, athletic clubs, and more. More »
Athletics: Our Bryan Lions participate in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). We field teams in MEN's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, track, and soccer, and in WOMEN's basketball, cross country, track, soccer, golf, cheerleading, softball, and volleyball. More »
Financial Aid: 95% of the student body receives financial assistance that may include scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. More »
Accreditation: Bryan College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia; 404.679.4500). More »
Memberships: International Assembly for College Business Education (IACBE). More »
Approved by: Tennessee State Board of Education and the Association of Christian Schools International for Teacher Education, Certification and Licensure.