Published 09/12/13

Bryant rises to No. 14 in U.S. News rankings, No. 2 on ‘up-and-coming’ list

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  – Bryant University ranks 14 th in the Regional Universities (North) category and second on a list of eight “up-and-coming” universities in the region, according to rankings released Sept. 10 by U.S. News & World Report.

Innovations in academics, faculty, and student life earn a university a spot on the “up-and-coming” list.

It is the ninth consecutive year Bryant has appeared among the top 20 schools in its category. Last year, the University was ranked No. 15.

Innovations in academics, faculty, and student life earn a university a spot on the “up-and-coming” list. Bryant’s inclusion is in part a reflection of the successful outcomes arising from the University’s nationally recognized First-Year Gateway, launched in 2012 as a part of Vision 2020, a strategic initiative led by Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley.

“The First-Year Gateway is the initial component of a multi-year plan that is transforming Bryant's approach to teaching and learning,” said José-Marie Griffiths, Ph.D., the University’s vice president for academic affairs.“Its aim is to produce graduates equipped not only with the professional skills to succeed but also with global context and critical thinking and reasoning skills to succeed as citizens of the world.”

“Since its founding 150 years ago, Bryant has been an innovative leader in preparing students to achieve success,” President Machtley said. “This latest ranking by U.S. News confirms what we already know: A Bryant education prepares our students to take advantage of the unlimited global opportunities available to them.”

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