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Johnson & Wales University
Johnson & Wales University 8 Abbott Park Place Providence, RI 02903 Phone: (401) 598-1000
  • General Information
    About Johnson & Wales University

    Johnson & Wales University Mission The mission of Johnson & Wales University is to empower its diverse student body to succeed in today's dynamic world by integrating general education, professional skills and career-focused education. To this end, the university employs its faculty, services, curricula and facilities to equip students with the conceptual and practical tools required to become contributing members of society. JWU Purposes Johnson & Wales University supports the following purposes in accordance with the mission: to enroll students with potential from varied backgrounds and to give them every opportunity to excel in their academic and professional lives; to develop and assess sound programs and curricula that allow students to attain proficiencies in general education and relevant professional disciplines; to evaluate and assess regularly the rigor of all academic programs; to provide experiential education opportunities that are curriculum-driven and include practical experiences for students in every program; to support diversity in the curricula, activities and services for students, and in the employment of faculty and staff; to provide students with opportunities that support intellectual development, personal growth and civic engagement; to monitor the external and internal environment of the university through regular and effective planning and assessment; to hold each academic, administrative and support department accountable for the achievement of the mission; to plan for and provide facilities and resources that meet the needs of students, faculty and staff. Outcomes Assessment Statement of Purpose The definition of a well-educated college graduate will continue to evolve throughout this new millennium. In accordance with our mission to empower students to succeed in today's dynamic world, and to become contributing members of society, JWU integrates general education, professional skills and career-focused education. JWU is committed to outcomes assessment. Faculty and students are therefore part of an ongoing effort to determine and refine the effectiveness of instruction and learning. JWU Core Values Johnson & Wales University is: Student Centered We are strongly student centered, stressing personal development as well as career management skills. Experientially Based We integrate hands-on learning with a career-focused curriculum, to enable our students to gain real-world experience. Industry Relevant We are industry relevant, focusing both on the needs of our students and the needs of our students' future employers. Employment Focused Our business is developing employment-ready, motivated graduates for world-class employers. Globally Oriented We respond to the increasingly global nature of business by fostering multiculturalism and providing an international educational experience.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 14,804
    Percent Admitted 71%
    Men Admitted 67%
    Women Admitted 74%
    Full Time Retention Rate 72%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 12,111
    Native American 32.0
    Asian 285.0
    African American 825.0
    Hispanic 720.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 8,843
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 824

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