JWU Providence vs. JWU Charlotte

Which campus is right for you?

You can choose from two amazing locations at Johnson & Wales, so how do you pick?! Here’s a quick chart to help you compare.

State Outline Providence

Student Body: Providence

JWU’s flagship campus is the university’s largest: Founded in 1914, it’s home to 4,500+ undergraduate and graduate students from 47 countries and 55 states and territories.

Charlotte State Outline

Student Body: Charlotte

You’ll find a diverse community of students in the Queen City, where 1,140 Wildcats from 13 countries and 46 states and territories learn, live, and experience all the great things JWU has to offer.


State Outline Providence

Academics: Providence

You’ll have your choice of 80+ majors in Providence, and you can even Design Your Own Major if you can’t decide! Plus, U.S. News & World Report ranked JWU in the Regional North’s Best Colleges and Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Charlotte State Outline

Academics: Charlotte

There are 20+ degrees for you to pursue in Charlotte, so whether you’re interested in food, hospitality, business, arts & sciences, or health & wellness, you’ll find what you’re looking for at JWU!


State Outline Providence

Experiential Education: Providence

In 2022, 1,099 Providence Campus students gained industry experience related to their major. Of those, 78% received a job offer after their paid internship, and 97% felt more confident in career or program choice after internship.

Charlotte State Outline

Experiential Education: Charlotte

Here, the focus on real-world experience is just as strong. In 2022, 301 Charlotte Campus students interned. 95% of those students felt prepared after the completion of their internship.


State Outline Providence

Athletics: Providence

Cheer on 15 varsity athletic teams who play with the NCAA and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).

Charlotte State Outline

Athletics: Charlotte

The Charlotte Campus features 12 varsity athletic teams and is a member of the USCAA.


All statistics are the most current as of December 2022.

JWU Providence

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JWU Charlotte

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