Investing in JWU’s Future

Since its founding in 1914, Johnson & Wales University’s fundamental purpose has been to support its students in fulfilling their professional aspirations. Through its unique approach to education, JWU has grown from a small local secretarial school to a national university attracting students from around the globe.

Accelerating JWU’s Evolution
2017: The Centennial Plan accelerates this evolution. Its accomplishment will make JWU the foremost university offering relevant education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth.

The plan advances the remarkable success of the university’s previous strategic plan, FOCUS 2011. Transformative in its results, the plan boldly raised the bar on academic excellence, student selectivity and affordability — while strengthening the university’s organizational and financial foundation.

Plans for a future building displayed at a JWU groundbreaking event

University administrators reviewing plans for JWU’s new academic building, set to open in Fall 2016.

Looking Ahead to JWU’s Next Century
These areas of emphasis will remain central in 2017. Our approach will include new goals as we aim to achieve even higher aspirations. 2017 will make an unprecedented investment in Johnson & Wales’ future, strengthening its status as an innovative leader whose education is recognized as an effective 21st-century model of higher education.

US News & World Report 2016 Best Colleges

JWU’s Money magazine best colleges award.

Infographic: More than 92% of JWU students receive institutional scholarships and/or grants from the university