Our Mission

Educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world

Motto: Christ Above All

The College seeks to assist in the personal growth and development of qualified students by providing an education based upon an integrated understanding of the Bible and the liberal arts.

Tree in front of Rudd


Dayton, Tennessee is a beautiful, small town located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Quiet and peaceful, Dayton has abundant natural beauty and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Centrally located between Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville, big city amenities are a short drive away.

Bryan College is located at 721 Bryan Dr, Dayton, TN 37321. Our main entrance is located off of Hwy 27 across from downtown Dayton. (Note: Prospective students and their families may check in at the Admissions Office, Stophel First Floor.)


Bryan College is unique because we are a school that unabashedly holds to the centrality of God’s Word in all that we do and say. For all of our ninety years, we have been animated by two core principles: a belief in the transformative power of the Gospel in an individual’s life and a commitment to equip students with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to make a difference in the world.

Bryan offers over thirty majors in more than fifty fields of study. In addition, we offer thirteen Master’s Degree programs as well as a Doctorate of Business Administration degree.

With over 1,400 residential and online students, we have an on-campus student-to-faculty ratio of around 12:1. Smaller class sizes allow for more individualized instruction and greater opportunities to form personal relationships with our faculty.

We believe that all students who meet the requirements for admission should receive the same quality of education and the same opportunities for spiritual and emotional growth. Students should set up an appointment with our ADA Coordinator (Hannah Schultz) in order to talk through the process of arranging any necessary accommodations. Contact: ada@bryan.edu or 423-775-7265.

Bryan College has given me opportunities to grow not only in my faith but in my profession.

— Camille Holley

Coordinator of Athletic Operations  |  Communication, Media & Culture  |  Class of 2021

Visit Bryan

Throughout the year we offer multiple unique opportunities to experience Bryan, like custom workshops, preview days, or scholarship competitions.

You can also request a personalized visit and we’ll tailor a visit for you! Choose from a selection of interests including visiting a class, eating in the dining hall, attending chapel, and more.

Rudd Auditorium