Bryan University has been providing focused, relevant career training programs to students since 1982, when it was founded in order to meet the growing demands of students. As a career education institution, Bryan University’s goal quickly became to teach students courses that directly related to their field of study, providing relevant information, skills and knowledge.
Our mission is to improve the lives of our students, our team and our employers. We accomplish our mission by providing quality education in an environment that enables our team to thrive and our students to realize their potential, creating a positive impact within our communities.
BU’s Mission Objectives:
- To provide comprehensive programs and training opportunities that support identified workforce development needs in the communities we serve.
- To create a challenging learning environment that assists students with reaching their educational and career goals in a variety of relevant disciplines.
- To provide students with access to educational experiences using a variety of instructional delivery methods.
- To provide career services to students and graduates.
- To encourage lifelong learning and professional growth.
- To support communities through volunteerism and charitable activities.
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President’s Message – Celebrating Our Rich History
Bryan University was founded in 1982 as Bryan Travel College. At that time, it offered one campus-based, certificate-level program to prospective students wanting to enter the travel industry. Today, Bryan University offers career path opportunities to those seeking Diploma, academic Associate, Bachelor or Master credentials. In addition, its training program portfolio has expanded dramatically to include over a dozen programs in variety occupational areas as well as over twenty non-credit, short-term training opportunities delivered campus-based, hybrid and/or fully online. All of our expansion efforts have been conducted with a singular focus on our commitment to student achievement, workforce development and life-long learning.
Historically, the condition of the local and national economy is a key factor on which a person’s decision to seek additional education is based. With the struggles of the economy in recent years, Bryan University has paid close attention to ways in which we could contribute to increasing the skill sets of graduates quickly and efficiently, so that they could be eligible to compete for entry-level positions in a soft economy. The evolution of our program selection, delivery systems and career search techniques, which have been influenced by local community leaders and business owners, has permitted this important strategy to be executed.
Our dedication and commitment to delivering high-quality, relevant education extends beyond the walls of our campuses. The vision of the Bryan University of the future is to maintain its commitment to its domestic students but to expand its services to students on a global scale. While technology is the vehicle that makes this possible, our quality faculty and staff will continue to be the catalysts that bring this vision to life.
We appreciate the time you have taken to visit with us. We are committed to providing you with the individualized attention you desire from the admissions process, to faculty and staff dedicated to mentoring student development, through career services following the completion of a program. We believe that the expanded online, campus-based and hybrid delivery systems at Bryan University provide access to programs and other workforce training opportunities that may be viable options for your educational journey and career path.
We hope you choose to explore the opportunities available at Bryan University. Please let us know how we may be of help to you.
Brian Stewart, President/CEO