About JWU

At Johnson & Wales University (JWU), a private, nonprofit NEASC-accredited institution, our unique education model is designed to inspire your professional success and lifelong intellectual growth. More than 2,500 students from 46 states and 23 countries are making their careers happen in our College of Business, College of Culinary Arts and The Hospitality College.

JWU students are ready to do what it takes to be the best in their career field, and they’re ready to start now. Are you one of them?

Making JWU Better for You
You learn by doing, applying skills in real-world settings — we’ve known this since 1914, when we first pioneered our hands-on education.

And we stay ahead of the rest, constantly improving our university, refining our programs, anticipating industry changes and making JWU a learning laboratory for students and faculty who are passionate about their careers and industry.

Unique Educational Model
Our educational approach is designed to help you identify your career field. You can develop a structured plan, starting your first term, to build industry knowledge, professional skills and practical work experience to excel.

Build a toolkit that serves you for life. Our unique education model integrates academics and professional skills, including real-world projects in our hands-on labs, taught by our industry-expert faculty.

Round out your education with related work experiences and structured internships around the globe, along with career services, community service and leadership opportunities.

It’s why our nearly 90,000 alumni from 140 countries chose JWU, and why so many of our graduates are defining career success today.

Our Charlotte Campus
The Queen City is home to multiple Fortune 500 companies, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Lowe’s — creating a business-friendly environment with a wealth of internship and career opportunities. So what are you waiting for? Get started at JWU.

Charlotte Media Gallery

Take a virtual tour of the Charlotte Campus, go inside our facilities and hear from students, alumni and faculty. read more

The Centennial Plan: Making JWU Better for You

JWU is constantly evolving — much like our students. Learn how the university’s new strategic plan will raise the bar. read more