Bryant and Stratton College, founded in 1854, is a multi-campus college with 19 campuses scattered in 4 states (New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia). It also has an online division, which is most famous for being the first college in the world to host an online graduation ceremony on the virtual world, Second Life. It offers two-year programs at all campuses and four-year programs at select campuses, including its main campus at Buffalo, New York.
Despite being an old institution, the college has remained moderately sized in terms of student population, at least compared to the biggest colleges and universities. As of 2011, the student population between its campuses, including online campus, numbers at a little under 14,000.
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One fun fact about Bryant and Stratton College is that several academic institutions today can trace their roots to this college, including Bryant University and Chancellor University.
When it comes to athletics each college campus differs in the quality of athletic teams. While Bryant and Stratton College may not be the best place to study if you want to use your college years as a stepping stone for a career in professional sports, the Syracuse campus proud of their NCJAA Soccer and Cross Country men’s and women’s teams.
Currently undergraduate degree programs offered at Bryant and Stratton College are Bachelor degree programs in Accounting, General Management, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Electronic Engineering Technology, Financial Services, Health Services Administration, Virtual Office Information Management, Accounting, Administrative Assistant, and Business. They also offer Associate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Electronic Technology, Graphic Design, Human Resources Specialist, Interactive Media Design, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assisting, Medical Reimbursement & Coding, Networking Technology, Nursing, Paralegal Studies, Restaurant & Hotel Management, Security Technology, Travel and Tourism Management, and Virtual Office Information Specialist. They also offer certificate programs in 21st Century Business Management, Accounting, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, Medical Office Technology, Medical Reimbursement & Coding – HT, Medical Reimbursement & Coding – PT, Medical Reimbursement (Billing), Paralegal Studies, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.
All of the certificate programs are offered as online programs, making it more feasible for students with busy schedules to squeeze in their academics. The online degree programs are, however, a bit limited compared to the on-campus offerings with only 5 Bachelor degree programs and 11 Associate degree programs offered.
Tuition at Bryant and Stratton College is assessed on a per academic year basis, with tuition averaging at $15,500 for full-time students. This does not include books, supplies, and living expenses. For a more accurate estimate of the actual cost of education, taking into account your specific field of interest, location, and financial aid eligibility, it is best to use the Cost Estimator available at Bryant and Stratton College’s website.
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Financial assistance is available at Bryant and Stratton College in the form of Federal aid, Military aid, and scholarships. Types of scholarships available at the college include Academic Excellence Scholarships, Matching Scholarships, and Early Acceptance Scholarships.
Bryant & Stratton College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).