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Study at Johnson and Wales University

Founded in 1914 in Providence, Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales University (JWU) began as a business school and later evolved into a junior college before eventually acquiring university status. With a strong foundation in specialized business education, the University gradually expanded its scope and soon became internationally recognized for the quality and variety of its programs. In 1973, JWU introduced a new career emphasis with the opening of its now-renowned College of Culinary Arts. In 1993, JWU became the first school in the country to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in the Culinary Arts.

This program was supplemented four years later by a Bachelor of Science degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Since that time, JWU's College of Culinary Arts has grown to become the world's largest food service educator. The University today has expanded to a total of four campuses. In addition to the original Providence site, JWU has campus locations in Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and North Miami, Florida.

Points of Distinction
  • Hands-on training at University-owned or partnership facilities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • 98% employment rate for graduates
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEAS&C)

Course Topics

JWU offers over 50 degree programs from the College of Business, the College of Culinary Arts, the Hospitality College, the School of Technology, the School of Education, and the School of Arts and Sciences. of particular interest are the programs offered by the College of Culinary Arts, where students can receive two degrees in four years: an associate after the first two and a bachelor's after the second two. Culinary Arts programs include the following:
  • Associate - Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Associate - Culinary Arts
  • Bachelor's - Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Bachelor's - Culinary Arts
  • Bachelor's - Culinary Nutrition
  • Bachelor's - Food Marketing
  • Bachelor's - Food Service Management
Johnson and Wales University Admissions

The application process can be started in any one of a number of ways. Applicants may submit an online admissions application or they may download a PDF version to fill out by hand and return by mail. Alternatively, the applicant can simply call the University's toll-free number to request a blank application be mailed to them.

Johnson and Wales University Faculty Quality

JWU's faculty members are accomplished chefs who also happen to be professional educators. Instructors hold bachelor's and master's degrees and possess advanced industry experience. Many of them have won national and international competitions and have achieved industry-wide recognition.

Johnson and Wales University Student Enrolment

Johnson and Wales serves over 16, 000 students across its campus network. Over 5, 000 of them are enrolled in culinary arts programs. The main campus in Providence has a student population of over 9, 000.

Johnson and Wales University Student Life

Campus housing is provided and the University has an active residential life. Each campus has specialized, state-of-the-art facilities including hot and cold kitchens, pantries and bake shops; specialized formula technology labs, and product development labs. Students have the opportunity to join a wide variety of both recreational and academic clubs. JWU also has an athletic program whose teams are known as the Wildcats.

Programs of Study

(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )

Culinary Arts and Pastry
  • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
  • Cooking and Related Culinary Arts General
Hospitality Management
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
Johnson and Wales University Degrees or Coursework

(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )

Degrees or Coursework
  • Associate
  • Bachelor
Johnson and Wales University Campus Locations

  • Denver
  • North Miami
North Carolina
  • Charlotte
Rhode Island
  • Providence

Apply for admission on our Web site!

Web site: www.jwu.edu  

E-mail: intladm@jwu.edu

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