Christ Above All


You will find Christ Above All not only emblazoned on the college logo but also pursued in the lives of Bryan faculty, staff, students, and alumni.


70% of the full-time faculty teaching in our bachelor’s degree programs hold the doctorate or highest degree available in their respective fields.

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Academic Programs

21 majors with 44 unique fields of study

4 graduate programs with 7 options

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Bryan’s 7th President, Dr. Stephen D. Livesay , came to the college in February 2003. Under his leadership, the college is well on its way to achieving the goals of its strategic plan for the year 2020.

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Strategic Plan

Under the leadership of Bryan’s 7th president, Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, Bryan College is well on its way to achieving the goals of its strategic plan, leading up to the year 2020.

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Bryan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bryan College.

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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.

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Financial Aid

95% of the student body receives financial assistance that may include scholarships , grants, loans, and work-study opportunities.

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International Assembly for College Business Education (IACBE).

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Approved by

Tennessee State Board of Education and the Association of Christian Schools International for Teacher Education, Certification and Licensure.

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.

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Faith in the Classroom

Bryan strives to integrate faith into the classroom. Professors open with prayer and steep their classes with love for Christ and for his Word. And in addition to major related courses, students take Bible classes alongside the core curriculum that defines a liberal arts education.

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Alma Mater

Author and composer, Virginia Nye Visser


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.

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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


Over 1,600 students, which includes 635 students from 41 states and 9 foreign countries in the residential program, over 600 students in the adult and graduate studies program, and over 380 students in the dual enrollment program.