Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte

Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC

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Johnson & Wales University, commonly referred to as JWU, is a private institution that offers unique educational opportunities to over 17,000 students annually. The school has four campuses located in Florida, Rhode Island, Colorado, and North Carolina.  The school was founded in 1914 in Providence, by Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales to provide a business education. Over the years the school has expanded its locations and offerings, eventually receiving accreditation to offer undergraduate and graduate files.

Students at JWU will be able to choose from a variety of programs to begin their education. 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.

Programs offered include:

  • Business
  • Culinary Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Hospitality
  • Equine Studies

Charlotte Location

Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte is located at Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street in the city of Charlotte. Approximately 820 students graduate from this campus in a given year. This campus offers services for students in the form of career pathway assistance for students in need of assistance, remedial education classes for program or licensure preparation, and job placement options for students after graduation. To learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte has a total student population of about 2,200. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 32% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $32,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $220 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$17,206
Receiving Student Loans96%$13,700
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte may offer student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte is close to 62%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years29%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years0.7%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte is a Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA). The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

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Financial Aid Office

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