Johnson & Wales University-Denver

  • At Johnson & Wales University, we prepare you for personal and professional success. Our pioneering educational model of combining academics, hands-on training, work experience tied to a field of study, leadership opportunities and career development has made JWU a recognized leader in career education. The mission of Johnson & Wales University is to empower its diverse student body to succeed in today's dynamic world by integrating general education, professional skills and career-focused education. To this end, the university employs its faculty, services, curricula and facilities to equip students with the conceptual and practical tools required to become contributing members of society. Denver students enjoy a broad mix of social, cultural, educational and recreational programs including National Student Organizations, Greek Life, and interest specific clubs and programs as well as campus-wide events. The campus? Community Leadership Institute is a model for involved community service throughout the region.

School Highlights

Johnson & Wales University-Denver serves 1,008 students (93% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.

Top Placements

Johnson & Wales University-Denver places among the top 20% of community colleges in Colorado for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Johnson & Wales University-Denver(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty74 staff54 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Johnson & Wales University-Denver has declined by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Johnson & Wales University-Denver diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,008 students1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:130:1
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# Full-Time Students934 students670 students
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# Part-Time Students74 students860 students
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# Undergraduate Students917 students631 students
# Graduate Students17 students20 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
801330
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
19%
21%
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% Black
10%
5%
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% White
49%
57%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.700.62
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,800$33,100
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $28,539 is more than the state average of $16,963. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,539$16,963
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$24,500$10,940
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,667$5,500
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Acceptance Rate87%87%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Johnson & Wales University-Denver is Concorde Career College-Aurora (2.9 miles away).
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