About Johnson & Wales University

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. 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 and intellectual growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

Here’s what makes JWU different:

  • 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.
  • Students learn by doing. Faculty, many with industry experience, bring professional knowledge and networking opportunities into intimate classroom settings.
  • JWU’s programs provide opportunities for real-world experience, which can include internships, classroom projects with actual companies and community service learning. You’ll learn industry best practices and train on career-specific tools and software.
  • Our 95.4 percent career outcomes rate for 2017 graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree is higher than the national average. This rate reflects the percentage of JWU graduates who secure full or part-time employment, are enrolled/accepted in a program of study to continue their education, are performing voluntary service, or enlist in military service within six months of graduation. The 2017 rate is consistent with previous years’ career outcomes rates for JWU classes of 2015 and 2016, which were also higher than the national average.
  • Dedicated faculty 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.
  • Last year, JWU students interned at over 1,600 sites related to their major worldwide.
  • At least 1/3 of credits in each JWU program are in the arts and sciences to help you develop the critical thinking, communication and analytical skills necessary for long-term career progression.
  • JWU offers 79 study abroad programs and independent exchanges in 32 countries, 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.
  • Participation in competitions as a member of DECA, BPA, FCCLA and other nationally recognized student organizations help build leadership, career skills and your résumé.

To learn more, visit jwu.edu.