About Bryant

Bryant is a private New England university with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success. Our academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective.
  • University mission: Educate and inspire students to discover their passion and become innovative leaders with character around the world.

  • Bryant was founded in 1863

  • Bryant's academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective.

  • Located on 435 acres in Smithfield, RI, Bryant is just 12 miles from Providence and 50 miles from Boston

  • The College of Business offers business specialties pairing the depth and breadth of a large business school with the individual attention found on small college campuses. The College of Arts and Sciences programs combine understanding of theory with skills that prepare students to make meaningful contributions immediately upon graduation.

  • Bryant's Graduate School of Business offers advanced degrees in business administration, taxation, and accounting. The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate degrees and post-graduate programs in communication and global environmental studies. The School of Health Sciences offers a master's degree in physician assistant studies* (*provisional accreditation)

  • The Honorable Ronald K. Machtley has served as Bryant's president since June 1996.

  • 81% of undergraduates reside on campus in single-sex and coed residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments (2015-2016 data)

  • 41% of students are female (2015-2016 data)

  • 8% of students are international (2015-2016 data)

  • Bryant offers nearly 100 courses of study.

  • Average class size: 24 students; student/faculty ratio: 13.8:1 

  • All classes are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants or graduate students. 

  • Faculty are dedicated to teaching and are active with scholarly research. 

  • Full-time faculty with highest degree in their field: 81.3% (Fall 2014 data)

  • Six master's programs – MBA, MPAc, MST, MSGES, MAComm, MSPAS* (*provisional accreditation)

  • Undergraduate Student Profile - Class of 2021

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Additional Resources

Upcoming Events

Nov

13

International Bryant Alumni Panel

Nov

14

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Dec

20

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party

Jan

11

Graduate Winter Term Begins

President's Message

Learn more about the strategic vision for the University from Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley

President's Message

President's Message

Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives

Bryant University's mission statement is to educate and inspire students to discover their passion and become innovative leaders with character around the world.

Leadership

Bryant University cultivates the qualities of character and leadership throughout the organization. The president, administrators, faculty, students, and alumni all share a deep commitment to the University's mission.

Leadership

Leadership

Partnering with the Business Community

Partnering with the Business Community

Partnering with the Business Community

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations builds and sustains relationships with corporations and private foundations that support Bryant's teaching, research, and overall mission.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

We are committed to creating a sustainable campus and culture through a framework that focuses on 10 areas, including academics, research, energy, buildings and land use, food and dining, and community engagement.

Institutional Data

Institutional Data

Institutional Data

Bryant University is a selective university with prestigious national and international rankings, top accreditations, and strategic affiliations.

History and Traditions

History and Traditions

History and Traditions

Since 1863, the University has been preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and qualities of character to achieve a lifetime of success.

Contact

Contact

Contact

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