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 1,391 students (92% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Johnson & Wales University-Denver is one of 5 community colleges within Denver County, CO.
  • The nearest community college to Johnson & Wales University-Denver is Concorde Career College-Aurora (2.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Johnson & Wales University-Denver(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty74 staff40 staff
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Johnson & Wales University-Denver has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Johnson & Wales University-Denver diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,391 students1,643 students
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:136:1
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,282 students742 students
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students109 students901 students
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students1,255 students617 students
# Graduate Students27 students31 students
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Graduation BreakDown CO All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Johnson & Wales University-Denver American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Black (2007-2016)
% White
Johnson & Wales University-Denver White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Johnson & Wales University-Denver More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.620.55
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,800$33,100
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $28,539 is more than the state average of $15,389. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,539$15,389
Johnson & Wales University-Denver In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%92%
Johnson & Wales University-Denver % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$27,000$11,730
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,980$5,139
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate82%69%
Johnson & Wales University-Denver Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Denver private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,448 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Denver community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Denver is Community College of Denver. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.