Top School in Providence for a Restaurant Management Degree

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The only school in the Providence, RI, area that offers a program in restaurant management is a private, not-for-profit institution located right in the state capital. A high-ranking regional university, it's programs can help students acquire the communication, critical-thinking and technical skills necessary to function in a fast-paced restaurant environment.

  • Winner: Johnson & Wales University has four locations, including its main campus in Providence. At the Providence campus, students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant, Food and Beverage Management.

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Category Johnson & Wales University - Providence
Rankings #65 among Regional Universities in the North (2015)*
Location Providence, RI
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition and Fees (2013-2014) Undergraduate: $27,456**
Restaurant Management Degrees Offered Bachelor's
Restaurant Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 74**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for Fall 2007 Entering Class 58%**
Noteworthy Included on The Princeton Review's list of 'Colleges with a Conscience' for its community service activities***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University

  • Hospitality internships at Disney's Contemporary Resort or local restaurants
  • Optional study abroad opportunities for restaurant management students
  • Restaurant management students earn their national certification in sanitation
  • Optional certificates and certifications in alcohol and bartending service

The main campus of Johnson & Wales University in Providence serves over 10,300 students each year in its career-oriented programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; continuing education and online studies are also available. At the university's Hospitality College, students can choose from among 19 programs in the baking and pastry arts, travel and tourism, sports and event management or restaurant, food and beverage management.

The Bachelor of Science in Restaurant, Food and Beverage Management program includes culinary arts courses in European and new world cuisine, sauces, soups and stocks. Hospitality and management courses cover topics in beverage and food operations, dining services, human resources and purchasing. Additional degree requirements include related coursework in accounting, financial management and hospitality law; students also participate in a career capstone.

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