JWU Jumps 24 Spots in U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings

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


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — September 12, 2022 – Johnson & Wales University moved up in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best colleges in America, according to the annual report released on Monday. JWU’s Providence Campus was ranked at number 70 out of 175 schools in the northeast region, moving up 24 spots from the year prior.

The Providence Campus was included under the categories of Social Mobility (86) and Best Value (46 out of 78).

The Charlotte Campus was also included in the newly created south category, named at 19 out of 99 colleges and universities.

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.”

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. 

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