Bryan Ranked Among Most Affordable Colleges in Eastern U.S.

July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015 — In a recent ranking published last month by Great Value Colleges, Bryan College placed no. 66 in the list of 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges East of the Mississippi.

Great Value CollegesThis ranking is calculated out of traditional four-year schools of 4,000 or fewer students. Out of the more than 400 qualifying schools east of the Mississippi River, 100 were determined as the most affordable and ranked according to average net price* and annual cost. Bryan College placed an impressive no. 66, in addition to being called “one of the best small colleges in Tennessee.”

“I love being able to spread the word about what a wonderful value Bryan is,” commented Director of Financial Aid David Haggard. “We are a small school that offers so much at an amazing price. Our tuition is one of the lowest among private schools in the nation, and we offer generous scholarships and grants to most of our students. Rankings like this make it clear that we truly desire to be an affordable option for Christian higher education.”

According to their website, Great Value Colleges boasts “years of demonstrable expertise and skill at helping students and their families successfully choose from among only those colleges and universities that truly are aptly-suited to provide them with the highest level of education possible and the most diverse and comprehensive package of student assistance, support, and services.”

To see what scholarships they are eligible for and to apply for scholarships, prospective students are encouraged to visit Bryan’s financial aid page here.

Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206;


*According to the ranking’s methodology, “’Net Price’ refers to an adjusted price that considers both annual tuition costs and added fees as well as the average financial aid package per student. College Navigator, a component of the National Center for Education Statistics, calculates these figures primarily from self-reported institutional information. Understandably, the actual cost for your education will depend on the length of your degree program, your personal economic situation, your ability to attain scholarships, school-imposed tuition changes, and other factors.”