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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. Inquiries regarding JWU’s accreditation status should be directed to the Director of Academic Accountability & Initiatives, One Cookson Place, Sixth Floor, Providence, R.I. 02903: or at (401) 598-1345. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730-1433
617-271-0022
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 Servicemembers 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 Director of Academic Accountability & Initiatives, One Cookson Place, Sixth Floor, Providence, R.I. 02903: or at (401) 598-1345.

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

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone (803) 737-2260, licenses Johnson & Wales University to recruit South Carolina students into its programs. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality.