2016-2017

Mission Statement / Overview

Bryant University Mission Statement

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

An Overview

Since its founding in 1863, Bryant University has been developing the knowledge and character of its students to help them achieve success in life and their chosen professions. The rigorous academic programs integrate business, liberal arts, and technology to develop the skills and critical thinking that are essential in every career. In addition to mastering academic subject matter, an international dimension and ethics are incorporated into every aspect of the Bryant experience so that graduates can lead global organizations and drive positive change.

Bryant, as an institution, has chosen to evolve over time to meet the changing needs of students and the world. Traditional core values serve as the foundation for Bryant’s future. The challenging curricula will continue to define the University, even as Bryant broadens its academic offerings to support the professional interests of new generations of students. The student-centered learning community will continue to encourage intellectual discovery inside and outside of the classroom. The University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Bryant University prepares its undergraduate and graduate students to meet the complex demands of an interdependent society and culture. Students develop the qualities of character that are essential to personal and professional fulfillment, including integrity and personal responsibility, a global perspective, an appreciation for the arts and humanities, and entrepreneurial drive.

A Bryant education imparts The Character of Success in order to deliver on its enduring promise to provide students with an education that helps them achieve their goals. To support the University and better reflect the academic offerings, two colleges have been created, and the Graduate School has broadened its focus.

Faculty - Scholarly, Teaching

Bryant takes justifiable pride in the quality of its faculty. Bryant’s focus is on the learning experience. Professors make a special effort to turn the classroom into a forum for the presentation and exchange of ideas. Teaching extends beyond the classroom when students and professors meet or use technology to exchange ideas or discuss matters of mutual interest.

Bryant prides itself on its student/faculty relationships. Faculty members are available for personal academic counseling and advising as an adjunct to formal programs.

The faculty maintain high standards of professionalism. They engage in original research projects; advise business, government, and industry leaders; author numerous scholarly books, articles, and conference papers; write and edit college textbooks; and conduct sponsored research for academic programs. Such diverse scholarly activities enable the faculty to stay current in and contribute to their fields of knowledge.

Class Size

Most class sizes range between 25 and 35 students. Language classes, Honors courses, and laboratories may be considerably smaller.

Communication and personal interaction are important in all phases of the educational process. At Bryant there are many opportunities for students to discuss personal, academic, and career concerns. Caring, dedicated faculty members, administrators, and counselors are available to talk with individual students in comfortable and supportive environments.