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Accreditation & Approvals, Institutional Information

Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. This accreditation encompasses the university’s four campuses in Providence, R.I., North Miami, Fla., Denver, Colo., and Charlotte, N.C. and its online programs. Inquiries regarding JWU’s accreditation status should be directed to the Associate Provost for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, Johnson & Wales University, One Weybosset Hill, Sixth Floor, Providence, RI 02903; or at 401-598-1359. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 02803-4514
(781) 425-7700
cihe@neasc.org

Legal control is vested in the Board of Trustees of Johnson & Wales University. The university is approved for the training of veterans. JWU is an institutional member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges. The university is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. JWU is listed in the Education Directory of Colleges & Universities issued by the U.S. Department of Education. JWU, its faculty, and members of the administrative staff hold affiliations with numerous organizations.

Johnson & Wales University will make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student, upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution’s accreditation, approval or licensing. This information may be obtained by contacting the Associate Provost for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, Johnson & Wales University, One Weybosset Hill, Sixth Floor, Providence, RI 02903; or at 401-598-1359.

Providence Campus
The State of Rhode Island has chartered Johnson & Wales University as a nonprofit degree-granting institution of higher learning.

Culinary Nutrition The Providence Campus Culinary Nutrition program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400. The Providence Campus Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) meets the standards of education set by ACEND.

Graduate Programs The Master of Arts in Teaching program at the School of Education is accredited by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Graduates of the MAT may apply for dual certification in one of the following:

• Elementary Education & Elementary Special Education
• Elementary Education & Secondary Special Education
• Business Education & Secondary Special Education
• Food Service Education & Secondary Special Education

The following triple certification requires additional fieldwork and an additional eight weeks of student teaching:

• Elementary Education & Elementary Special Education & Secondary Special Education

Institutional information

North Miami Campus
JWU is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding the institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free 888-224-6684.

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Denver Campus
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has authorized JWU under the Degree Authorization Act to offer instruction leading to the award of credits and / or degrees in Colorado.

Culinary Nutrition The Denver Campus Culinary Nutrition program has been granted developmental accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400. The Denver Campus Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) meets the standards of education set by ACEND.

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Charlotte Campus
The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina has licensed JWU under G.S. 116-15(b) to conduct degree activity in North Carolina.

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