Johnson & Wales University Announces Plans for Fall Semester

Story by JWU Media Relations , on Mar 23, 2021 11:35 AM


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — March 23, 2021 – Johnson & Wales University (JWU) has announced its intention to return to full operations in the fall, inviting all students back to campus, with courses being offered in-person as well as through hybrid delivery.

The summer session will continue to be fully remote, giving students the option to pick up extra courses and accelerate their graduation date; registration is open now. For the fall semester, select study abroad opportunities will be available for eligible students, who will need to be vaccinated to participate. All of the planning for the summer and fall is dependent on the guidance, restrictions, and health protocols that may be put in place by federal, state, and local governments.

“As the COVID vaccine becomes more available, state governments are beginning to relax some restrictions that have been imposed to protect public health,” said JWU Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa LP.D. “We look forward to our Downcity and Harborside campuses being energized with students as we again offer the traditional college experience inside and outside of the classroom. While we must remain vigilant, there is light at the end of this long tunnel, and we are getting there.”

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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


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. JWU Charlotte ranked 19 out of 99 colleges in this year's Regional Colleges, South category.   

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

The Providence Campus ranked 70 out of 175 universities 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.”       

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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, hospitality, nutrition, health and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics, food innovation, design and engineering. The university’s impact is global, with alumni in 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit