Barry University

Barry University

Founded in 1940, Barry University is a private Catholic university situated in Miami Shores, Florida. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami. U.S. News & World Report ranked the academic quality of Barry University as one of the strongest in South Florida in its 2005 Edition of America's Best Colleges.

The university offers more than 60 traditional undergraduate programs, accelerated bachelor's programs designed specifically for working adults and more than 50 graduate programs. The university is known for its nursing, health sciences, business, teacher education, and liberal arts programs.

Barry University became a member of the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) in June 1988. Barry has won six NCAA championships, three of which in women's soccer and two in volleyball.

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Contacting Barry

Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami , FL 33161-6695
General Phone: (800) 756-6000

Barry Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching457curriculum and instruction, higher education administration, special education, elementary school teaching, Montessori teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching, reading teaching, computer teaching, ...
Law382pre-law, law, legal professions
Business and Management329business management, business administration, accounting, business communications, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing ...
Family and Social Work282public administration, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine278registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Liberal Arts237French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Science217biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, physical science courses
Medicine168podiatry, public health
Therapy and Counseling117psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology
Medical Support and Technology89cardiovascular tech, nuclear medical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy80sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Computer Science and Engineering76computer and info science, information technology, information science, computer science
Medical Administration67health care administration
Media40communication studies, radio and television, public relations, advertising, public relations and advertising
Religion and Philosophy28philosophy, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling
Security and Law Enforcement15criminology
Photography and Commercial Art12photography
Art Studies10art studies
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Barry in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,35251
Master's degree93539
Post-master's certificate172
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship948
Doctor's degree - professional practice4992

Barry Student Body

In 2007-2008, Barry had a total enrollment of 8,733 students (8,388 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 81%
(Foreign Students) 19%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 7%
20-21 9%
22-24 17%
25-29 20%
30-34 12%
35-39 10%
40-49 16%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Barry Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %

Barry Room and Board (2007)

Barry offers campus housing for 1,050 of its 8,388 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Miami, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Barry Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420510
SAT Math410500
ACT Verbal1721
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Barry Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,500
Room and board $ 8,600
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 5,600

Financial Aid:
Barry participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 146600)

Barry Faculty

Barry has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track54
Non-tenured and not on tenure track137166

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year14$94,5916$96,384
Associate professorcalendar year11$80,70421$77,236
Assistant professorcalendar year18$64,91219$72,874
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year45$77,10147$77,172

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year28$82,68422$72,631
Associate professoracademic year36$70,29536$64,376
Assistant professoracademic year32$53,05955$55,349
Instructoracademic year8$39,58714$48,907
Lectureracademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year106$65,801127$60,191

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Barry Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunshine State Conference
Baseball Sunshine State Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports326092

Barry Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Computer Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Montessori Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry (DPM)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences, Other

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Barry Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Barry Number of degree programs
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Barry % of degrees in family and social work
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Barry Number of students
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Barry % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Barry % of degrees in law
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Barry Minority % of student body
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Barry % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Barry % of degrees in medical administration
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Barry Female % of student body

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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