Welcome to Bryant University.
Since 1863, Bryant has offered an education that challenges, inspires, and prepares students for success. This year, we celebrate our 150th anniversary, a time to reflect on Bryant’s distinguished history as we look forward to our future as a leader in preparing students to achieve success in this age of unlimited global opportunity.
Our innovative business and liberal arts curriculum is designed so that students are able to create their own path. Bryant students can pursue their interests in a variety of disciplines while developing credentials that will set them apart in the job market after graduation. Our nationally recognized First-Year Gateway Experience provides the foundation for students to choose from nearly 100 areas of study. And, such opportunities will continue to grow as we expand the options available to our students with the introduction of a new College of Health Sciences in the near future.
The Bryant experience is more than what happens in the classroom. Bryant students have unparalleled opportunities to expand their world. In an increasingly diverse and globally competitive world, it is essential for students to learn to function effectively in different countries and cultures. Bryant has met this challenge with its innovative Sophomore International Experience and highly regarded study abroad program. In March of this year we signed an agreement with a Chinese university that will create an ever wider range of new opportunities for our students to study and travel. Our international focus is, however, only one dimension of our commitment to expanding the world of opportunity open to our students.
For nearly 150 years, the hallmark of a Bryant education is that our graduates are prepared to achieve their success. We are proud that 98% of our 2011 graduates had jobs or were enrolled in graduate school (14%) within six months of graduation, even in this difficult economy. It’s no accident that our recent graduates have achieved this level of success. With some of the best faculty in the country, the Bryant experience cultivates the knowledge, leadership skills, and global perspective that are prerequisites for success.
My wife Kati and I have had the great fortune to welcome students to campus on Move-In Day, applaud for them at their concerts, cheer them at Division I sporting events, mentor them as they find their paths, and shake their hands as they walk across the stage at Commencement. We are incredibly proud of all our students and share in their excitement as they discover who they are and who they want to become.
Ronald K. Machtley