Quick Facts

School: Bryan College

Location: Dayton, TN

Founded: 1930

President: Dr. Stephen Livesay

Mascot: Lions

Colors: Red and Gold

League: NAIA

Conference: Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC)

Athletic Director: Taylor Hasty

Coordinator of Athletic Operations: Will Tholken

Sports Information Director: Wesley Sanders

School Website: www.bryan.edu

Athletics Website: www.bryanlions.com


History: Founded in 1930, Bryan College is named after William Jennings Bryan: statesman, orator, and renowned prosecuting attorney in the famous Scopes Evolution Trial.

Location: Bryan's 125-acre hilltop campus is situated in Dayton, Tennessee, within the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, and just forty minutes north of Chattanooga.

Enrollment: Approximately 1450, which include over 750 students from 40 states and 7 foreign countries enrolled in the Dayton campus traditional program, and over 400 students in graduate, distance learning, and degree completion programs.

Faculty: About 80% of the full-time faculty teaching in our bachelor's degree programs hold doctorate or highest degree available in their respective fields.

Students: 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

Fields Of Study: Approximately 40 major areas of study.

Academic Programs: 22 majors with nearly 42 unique fields of study:  Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Christian Ministry, Christian Leadership, Christian Thought, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Environmental Science, Exercise & Health Science, History, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Music, Politics and Government, Nursing (3-2 agreement with Vanderbilt University), Psychology, Spanish, and Theatre.

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.

Activities/Clubs:  We have more than 40 clubs, organizations, and opportunities where students can plug in, including Student Government; Debate Club; College Republicans; SIFE; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Ministry Council; Yearbook (The Commoner); Newspaper (Triangle); Bryan Chorale; Hilltop Players; and a number of professional and religious clubs, honor societies, athletic clubs, and more. 

Athletics: Our Bryan Lions participate in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). We field teams in MEN's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, track, and soccer, and in WOMEN's basketball, cross country, track, soccer, golf, cheerleading, softball, and volleyball.

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

Accreditation: 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.

Memberships: International Assembly for College Business Education (IACBE).

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