Bryan University

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Based in Tempe, Ariz., Bryan University offers programs in the fields of healthcare and legal technologies. The university has been serving students for nearly three-quarters of a century, with campuses in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Toronto, and Tempe. The university also owns and operates the California Flight Academy.

Academic programs[edit]

The following areas of study are offered by Bryan University. Programs are designed to provide students with the exact training and skills they'll need to succeed within their chosen professions.

The university offers online, on-campus, and hybrid learning programs.

Student services[edit]

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The university offers a Military Service Appreciation Grant to eligible service members, veterans, and their families.

Bryan University offers full services through the Student and Alumni Outreach department, including assistance with study issues, career-development, and job placement.These services are offered to all graduates as a lifetime service throughout their careers.


Bryan College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas for associate’s and master’s degrees.[1] ACICS is a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Bryan University is approved to offer campus-based, hybrid and fully online programs. Bryan University is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally funded financial assistance programs.[2]


Bryan University was established in 1940 by Dr. Mildred T. Bryan, a visionary who dedicated her career to advancing the court reporting industry by training qualified stenographers to be the best they could be. Dr. Bryan welcomed her first three students into her living room, which served as the initial classroom for the institution, originally named Bryan Stenotype School. Over time, with a committed focus on student- and employer-driven principles of excellence, Dr. Bryan succeeded in creating a strong brand image in the legal industry, such that the institution became the number-one choice for students and employers alike, receiving the highest certification pass rates and generating the most notable success stories in the field.

In 2005, Bryan extended its reach by opening a campus in Sacramento, furthering its mission to challenge the boundaries of traditional education. With this new campus, Bryan University introduced additional degree programs to support its brand, maintain its legacy, and continue to support its core student- and employer-focused values. These new programs aligned well with Bryan’s mission to provide students with marketable skills that resulted in employment.

In recent years, Bryan has taken its unique approach to education to online learning, eliminating geographical barriers for individuals interesting in pursuing higher-learning and career-related dreams. This prompted the opening of Bryan University Online headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, where state-of-the-art broadcast technologies are employed for enhancing and improving the educational experience for a growing student body. Despite the growth, the university continues its mission of providing a personalized education for all students, instilling in them the skills they need to succeed from day one on the job.

Bryan University will continue to push the boundaries of traditional learning farther, broadening its scope to reach more students as it explores emerging new technologies. Even more important, the university remains committed to designing degrees that match professions within high-growth industries, and training students to be the best that they can be within those select professions. In doing so, Bryan University continues its 70-year legacy of helping people achieve their career goals, and, firmly rooted by Dr. Bryan’s principles, the institution plans to remain a leader in higher education for years to come.


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