About Johnson & Wales University
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students at its four campuses in Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.
Here’s what makes JWU different.
A Career-focused Education
- Our degree programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills employers have identified as necessary in your field of choice. And you don’t have to wait to build your career skills, as you’ll have the opportunity to take courses in your major in your first year.
- Our faculty, many with industry experience, bring real-life knowledge, hands-on learning and, often, networking opportunities into small classroom settings. You’ll learn industry best practices and train on career-specific tools and software.
- Dedicated faculty advisors and career advisors help you set professional goals and develop an educational plan designed for you to best attain those goals. In addition, specialized workshops help you build your résumé, highlight your skills and develop a portfolio of work to help set you apart.
- You’ll have the opportunity to network with employers who visit campus each year, including career fairs, on-campus interviews and career events geared to your major.
A Full University Experience
- At least one-third of credits in each JWU program are in the arts & sciences to help you develop the critical thinking, communication and analytical skills necessary for long-term career progression.
- JWU offers more than 40 study abroad programs and independent exchanges, all of which include study such as lecture, industry visits and cultural excursions. Study Abroad staff members will help you identify programs that best fit your academic and career goals.
- JWU’s programs provide opportunities for real-world experience, which can include internships, community service learning opportunities and classroom projects with actual companies.
- Students learn by doing. Faculty teach through the practical application of theory in the classroom.
- Our students intern at more than 1,700 sites each year, related to their field of study.
Leadership and Community Opportunities
- Participation in competitions as a member of DECA, BPA, FCCLA and other nationally recognized student organizations help build leadership, career skills and your résumé.
- Community service is integral to our educational philosophy. Our ongoing commitment to community service has repeatedly earned JWU a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Four Campuses, One University Ahead of its Time
- Four distinct campuses — in Providence, North Miami, Denver and Charlotte — offer a full university experience
- Each is uniquely positioned for you to connect with internships and professional opportunities in the region related to your major.
To learn more, visit www.jwu.edu.