Johnson & Wales University Online

8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI

Johnson & Wales University is commonly known as JWU and is an independent, private institution that offers unique educational opportunities to over 17,000 students annually. The school was founded in 1914 in Providence, by Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales to provide a business education. JWU has four physical campuses located in Florida, Rhode Island, Colorado, and North Carolina with a robust online program to serve students near and far.

Over the years the school has expanded its locations and offerings, eventually receiving accreditation to offer additional undergraduate and graduate programs most relevant in today’s fast-paced environment.

JWU is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and offers an array of graduate and undergraduate programs.  The school’s dedication to career preparation is a cornerstone of its educational offerings.

Skill development and training is part of the curriculum taught by educated and experienced professionals in order to provide the best education possible. Programs are augmented by internship and other opportunities that provide practical experience to assist in future employment.

Johnson and Wales University offers students a number of undergraduate degree options including: business studies, advertising & marketing, baking & pastry arts, food & beverage entrepreneurship, hotel & lodging, health science, hospitality, media & communications, business administration, international studies, human resource management, organizational risk & cyber security management, and operations & supply chain management.  Graduate programs for qualified candidates include the following tracks: business administration, nonprofit management, operations & supply chain management, finance, hospitality, human resource management, criminal justice, finance, hospitality management, and nonprofit management.

In terms of financial aid, it is important to invest time to understand your options during your discovery process.  With over 90% of students receiving financial aid from the university, it is highly probable that aid is available to help finance your schooling.

In addition to the scholarships and grants provided by the university, you may consider private grants & scholarships, federal student loans, work-study programs, or private loans as your situation dictates.

JWU has a formalized financial aid track for first time undergraduate students, returning undergraduate students, graduate students, transfer students, international students, military members, veterans, and continuing education students.  With specialists available to help you understand your options, communicating about your financial aid options may be a simple click away.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at Johnson & Wales University-Online. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The overall cost students will pay at this school is approximately $300 after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with this school for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$14,904
Receiving Student Loans91%$13,476

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