CLAY, N.Y. — Bryant & Stratton College announced it plans to relocate its current campus at 8687 Carling Road, just off Route 31, in Clay to 7805 Oswego Road (Route 57) in Clay, following a $2 million renovation project.
Bryant & Stratton has provided instruction at its current Clay campus — located behind retailer Runnings — for more than 23 years.
The college’s new campus is set to begin operations in January 2020. During construction, classes will continue at the Carling Road location.
Bryant & Stratton will renovate a 12,600-square-foot space on Oswego Road. Crews will also build a 3,000-square-foot addition at that location, the school said in a news release.
The college says the move will bring the campus to a “more central location” on the Centro bus line. It also believes the new campus will help attract non-traditional college students who are “looking for high-tech classrooms and blended learning options.”
“Last fall, we had nearly 300 students attend our [Clay] campus. With a more modern infrastructure and space to add new healthcare programs, we expect to see that number grow exponentially,” Sue Cumoletti, Syracuse market director, said in the release. “We’re thrilled to invest in creating a state-of-the-art learning facility, that’s not only conveniently accessible by public transportation but allows us to adjust to the ever-changing needs of today’s college student.”
The new location will include classroom technology like desktop labs, nesting tables, flip top chairs, and a student lounge with an IT help desk. Additional amenities will include classroom labs for medical assisting, graphic design, and networking-technology students, as well as an anticipated bachelor of science in nursing program, pending approval by the New York State Office of Professions.
In addition to physical-structure improvements, Bryant & Stratton’s new location will begin offering a “blended learning model.” That will allow students to attend full time with only a few days a week on campus. Research “supports that blended learning results in stronger student learning and institutional outcomes,” Bryant & Stratton contends.
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