The world is changing fast, and our communities, organizations, and economies need a new generation of innovative leaders with character who are prepared for the future. Bryant University is answering the call with a nationally recognized educational model advanced through innovative pedagogies.
This fall marked the start of my 23rd academic year at Bryant, and I have never been more proud of all that we are accomplishing through the dedication of our world-class faculty in the College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences, as well as our exceptional staff team; the hard work and commitment of our students, and the continued engagement and investment of Bryant alumni, parents, and friends. This summer, our Physician Assistance Program was granted full accreditation, a rigorous distinction that Bryant is the first in Rhode Island to earn.
Bryant continues to rise in national rankings. In Bryant's U.S. News & World Report peer group, for 2019 we are noted among the top ten of 193 institutions. Bryant has also garnered top rankings for transformative teaching, student success, and outcomes. The University's dedication to academic excellence is reflected in the No. 7 ranking of schools with "A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching" and No. 3 ranking as an A+ school for undergraduate students. Our International Business program is ranked nationally at No. 25 in a field of some of the most prestigious universities in the country.
I am proud that Bryant's upward trajectory in these rankings recognizes the innovative education delivered by our expert faculty. The entire Bryant community works hard to prepare our students for the kind of success that other schools envy, and our steady rise in these rankings reflects validation by our peers across the country.
As we reflect on Bryant's many achievements, we have reaffirmed four goals that shape our bold plans for the future: academic excellence, education of the whole person in a technology-driven environment, building a diverse and inclusive community, and inspiring a collegial community. Within each of these strategic goals we continue to challenge ourselves with strategies and initiatives which we believe will prepare our students for successful lives and careers.
Ronald K. Machtley