Bryan Named No. 7 And No. 16 In New Rankings

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - by Chloe Ann Nardone, Bryan College

Bryan College has scored high on the two most recent rankings put out by Christian Universities Online, an online guide to Christian colleges and universities worldwide.   

Bryan ranked no. 7 in “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges in the U.S.,” which took into consideration average financial aid in addition to tuition with information from the National Center for Education Statistics.

In the ranking of “50 Best Christian Colleges in the U.S.” Bryan came in at no. 16, beating out such institutions as Geneva College (no. 24), Cedarville University (no. 21), and Union University (no. 18).  This tally focused on degree of personal attention, acceptance rate, financial assistance, and overall student satisfaction as shown in retention and graduation rates. 

“Our recent rankings by Christian Universities Online show how Bryan College shines as a Christian institution of higher learning,” commented Vice President of Enrollment Rick Taphorn.  “We are honored to have received such accolade as we continue in our work to give students a top-quality education while helping them develop spiritually.”

Joshua Hood ’01, Bryan’s director of Admissions, said, “Our top rankings accurately reflect our passion to produce students who ‘make a difference in today’s world.  Our faculty’s commitment to Christ-centered education, together with our intentional affordability, allows us to graduate men and women who will contribute at high levels in their respective fields and engage culture through a Biblical worldview.” 

According to their website, Christian Universities Online website “is an independent online resource for prospective students and their families researching Christian higher education” where consumers can find “rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, and many other resources to help students.” 


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