Bryant and Stratton College is a proprietary for-profit college having multiple campuses. Its main campus is located in Buffalo, New York. It was founded by John Collins Bryant, Henry Beadman Bryant, and Henry Dwight Stratton as the Bryant and Stratton Business Institute in 1854. It was primarily established to provide practical workplace education. A number of schools were established under the name Bryant and Stratton and Co’s Chain of International Commercial Colleges which are found in major cities in the US.
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At present, there are 17 other physical campuses and 1 online campus under Bryant and Stratton College. The main campus in Buffalo, New York is the original location and is also referred to as the Downtown Campus. Other physical campuses can be found in Albany, New York; Amherst, New York; Greece, New York; Henrietta, New York, Orchard Park, New York; North Syracuse, New York; Syracuse, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Eastlake, Ohio; Parma, Ohio; Akron, Ohio; Hampton, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Black, Virginia; Bayshore, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Bryant and Stratton College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The academic programs of Bryant and Stratton College are offered in traditional and online formats. Offered degree programs include Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, General Management, Criminal Justice, Financial Services and Health Resource Administration as well as Associate Degrees in Administrative Assistant, Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice, Human Resources Specialist, Interactive Media Design, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Reimbursement and Coding, Networking Technology, Paralegal Studies, and Security Technology. Certificate Programs in 21st Century Business, Accounting, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, Medical Office Technology, Medical Reimbursement (Billing), Medical Reimbursement and Coding – Physician, Medical Reimbursement and Coding – Hospital, Paralegal Studies, and Certified Financial Planner.
Tuition for traditional students is approximately $14,705.00 per year. Financial aid is provided through federal student aid including Pell Grants, PSEOG, Work Study, Federal PLUS, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, and other governmental programs, state scholarship and tuition assistance. Financial Aid Programs and benefits made available to include military personnel and their families include the Montgomery G.I. Bill Active Duty and the Post-9/11 Montgomery G.I. Bill. Bryant and Stratton College is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunities College (SOC) consortium while being an approved institution of the US Department of Veterans Affairs for the training of US Veterans and their families. The monthly benefit paid for veterans’ assistance depends on the training, length of service. Complete information required by military students can be provided by the School’s Department of Veterans Affairs to clarify benefit eligibility.
Bryant and Stratton College provides campus events for military students. It allows credit transfer from military training and experience. It has been certified as one of the Military Friendly Schools in the US.
The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Its teams are known as the Bobcats. It participates in men’s cross-country, men’s soccer, women’s cross-country, and women’s soccer.
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Student population at the main campus is estimated at 685, 84% of whom are females while 16% are men. About 86% of students are African Americans, 11% are White Americans, and the rest are comprised of small percentages of Hispanic and Asian Americans. Total student population for all 18 campuses and the online education division is almost 14,000.