Johnson and Wales University (JWU) is a private university with a main campus in Providence, Rhode Island, and a second campus in Charlotte, North Carolina with over 80 major degree pathways to choose from and a heritage of education lasting more than a century.
Originally founded in 1914 as a business school, JWU has since grown in size and reputation to become a diverse and forward-thinking institution. The university offers a comprehensive range of degree courses, distributed across six academic colleges and spanning a variety of academic and vocational subject areas.
The university is particularly well-known for its hospitality and culinary arts programmes and is proud to be recognised as the largest food service educator in the world. Degrees are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and are internationally regarded, making JWU graduates highly desirable employees in the United States and around the globe.
JWU has a highly diverse student population, with around 7,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled across their two campuses, and a further 1,200 distance learning students, who are able to access the university's high-quality curriculum from anywhere in the world.
The city of Providence is one of the oldest in the United States, founded in 1636 and with a rich and colorful history. It offers a fantastic student experience, with a mixture of historic and modern architecture, a thriving arts scene and plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants to support its lively student population of around 30,000. It is a safe and welcoming city, only 45 minutes from Cape Cod and Boston, and around 3 hours from New York City.