Johnson & Wales University Ranks 19 in U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings


Story by JWU Media Relations , on Sep 12, 2022 9:00 AM

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Charlotte, N.C. – September 12, 2022 – Johnson & Wales University Charlotte was listed in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best colleges in America, according to the annual report released on Monday. The JWU Charlotte Campus ranked 19 in the south region.    

The Charlotte Campus was included under the categories of Social Mobility (ranked 56) and Best Value (ranked 14).  

The Providence Campus ranked 70 in the northeast region, moving up 24 spots from the year prior.   

The ranking aligns with the vision of JWU’s Powered by Purpose 2024 strategic plan, released last year. Chancellor Mim L. Runey, LP.D. said the improved ranking exemplifies the hard work of faculty and staff over the past year.   

“Today, as U.S. News & World Report releases its Best Colleges rankings, I am pleased to see the hard work of our faculty and staff over the last year being recognized nationwide,” Runey said. “We know the investments we have made in our students and our increase of high-touch student experiences on both the Providence and Charlotte campuses have contributed to our rise in the ranking.”

Executive Director of Operations Mark Norman says Charlotte’s inclusion in this year’s list is an indication of the university’s growing footprint.

“Johnson & Wales University’s mission is to provide an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth,” Norman said. “The university plans to invest $7.6 million on its Charlotte campus to bolster current programs and create new ones that will expand our existing comprehensive educational offerings. We are excited to be included in this year’s rankings and hope prospective students will consider one of our 20 bachelor’s degree programs.”       

About JWU 

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 8,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, food innovation, hospitality, nutrition, health and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics and design. JWU’s unique model provide students with the personalized attention, academic expertise and industry connections that inspire professional success and personal growth. The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings. The university’s impact is global, with alumni in 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.  

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