JWU Continues to Climb in US News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings

Story by JWU Media Relations , on Sep 18, 2023 9:00 AM


PROVIDENCE, R.I. - September 18, 2023 – Johnson & Wales University again moved up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the Best Colleges in America, according to the annual report released today. JWU’s Providence Campus is now ranked at number 69 out of 167 schools in the Regional Universities, North category.

Just as notable, the JWU Providence Campus is ranked number 17 in the list of Most Innovative Schools in the Regional Universities, North category - just 26 schools were recognized here. For this designation, U.S. News requested top college officials to identify institutions in their Best Colleges ranking category that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.

This year, the JWU Providence Campus also rose 10 points in the rankings to 36 out of 73 schools for Best Value for Regional Universities, North, highlighting the university’s academic quality and commitment to offering an affordable education.

“We are again receiving external validation that the hard work and achievements of our faculty and staff have been noted in this annual review,” said JWU Chancellor Mim L. Runey, LP.D. “We will continue to build on the momentum we have achieved and raise JWU to greater heights, advancing our academic excellence and reputation, and making Johnson & Wales University the first choice of students seeking an innovative and comprehensive university that prepares them for careers and leadership in a wide range of industries.”

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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