Document Type


First Faculty Advisor

Cullinan, Charles


Financial Literacy; College; Impact


Bryant University

Rights Management

All rights retained by Bryant University and Alexandra Cunningham


Financial literacy has proven to be an essential skill for young adults to help in achieving success and reaching one’s potential. Many studies find that those with a stronger background in financial literacy are more likely to demonstrate positive behaviors, both financially and in other areas. This study will attempt to draw a link between Bryant University students’ background in financial literacy and benefits within the college classroom. Specifically, my study will look at whether having a stronger background in financial literacy leads to increased confidence in the classroom, decreased accounting anxiety, and superior academic performance. The study uses primary data gathered by administering a survey to 300 Bryant undergraduate students. The results of this study can be used by students and faculty alike in determining and cultivating a potential driver of success for students.