Mission & Guiding Principles

JWU’s mission: “Johnson & Wales University ... an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth.”

In support of our mission and recognizing the importance of preserving our distinctive student-centered culture, we are guided by the following principles:

  • Undertake continuous improvement and planning for a sustainable future.
  • Foster an evidence-based teaching and learning environment.
  • Support faculty scholarship to advance our status as a comprehensive university.
  • Maximize student potential by further enriching our academic programs with experiential and work-integrated learning.
  • Value our faculty and staff.
  • Embrace diversity for a richly inclusive community.
  • Practice ethical citizenship in all aspects of university life.
  • Act as a good steward of our resources to support the needs of our students, faculty and staff.

University Essential Learning Outcomes

Professional Competence

Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their chosen profession.

Foundation for Lifelong Learning

Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong learning, including competence in communication, critical and creative thinking, quantitative and scientific reasoning, and the ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply knowledge from multiple perspectives when making decisions and solving problems.

Global and Community Citizenship

Graduates will demonstrate the necessary skills, including an awareness of ethical responsibility and cultural/ global diversity, to live and work collaboratively as contributing members of society.

JWU Badges of Best Colleges vertical 2023-24

Learn more about JWU’s inclusion in US News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings.