Bryan College-Dayton

721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, TN 37321-7000
Tel: (423)775-2041
Private not-for-profit | 1,633 students
Bryan College is here to educate students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today's world. The College seeks to assist in the personal growth and development of qualified students by providing an education based upon an integrated understanding of the Bible and the liberal arts.

School Overview:

Bryan College-Dayton
CountyRhea County, TN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
73 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,633 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,274 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
359 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,510 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
123 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted52%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)480-650450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)480-620460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)460-610440-570
ACT English (25-75%)20-2819-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2518-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)6-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)20-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Bryan College has always been a four-year undergraduate college of arts and sciences, although until 1958 the corporate title used the term "University." Chartered in 1930 under the laws of Tennessee as a general welfare corporation with the basic purpose of providing "for the higher education of men and women under auspices distinctly Christian and spiritual," the College has responded to changing times with various modifications of its educational program. The goals for institutional development and the changing climate in American higher education will continue to influence the educational program.
  • Bryan College grants 2 associate degrees, the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the Associate of Science (A.S.), and 2 baccalaureate degrees, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.).
  • Majors are offered in 20 fields of study, and 39 distinct options are available to complement those programs. Minors have been developed in 24 areas of study. Presently, there are 11 programs for teacher licensure which are reciprocal in all 50 states.
  • Bryan College is located in the beautiful foothills of Southeast Tennessee, 30 minutes north of Chattanooga and 45 minutes south of Knoxville.
  • Bryan is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate and baccalaureate degrees. It is an independent, four-year Christian liberal arts institution offering Associates' and Bachelors' degrees in 16 areas including Bible, Biology, Business Administration, Christian Ministry, Christian Thought, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Elementary Education licensure, English, Exercise and Health Science, History, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Spanish, and Theatre. Eighty percent of the faculty holds earned doctoral degrees.
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