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.

Nearly 11,000 students from 70+ countries are making their careers happen in our 40+ undergraduate, graduate, online, continuing education and accelerated programs in arts & sciences, business, culinary arts, hospitality, technology and education.

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.

City of Opportunity
Our Providence Campus thrives on the Creative Capital’s unique blend of New England college town and rising culinary, design and tech hub. Live, work and play in this dynamic city with its own atmosphere, specialized industries and work experience opportunities.

Building the Community
Building the Community

Learn how we're helping improve the quality of life in Providence through service, urban revitalization and community affiliations. read more

Providence Media Gallery

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

JWU Named a Top School for Community Service

Want to make a difference? At JWU, we're leading the way: ­Since the award was instituted in 2006, we've made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year. read more