• 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 927 students (95% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 46%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 927 students
  • Private-state tuition: $28,539
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 48%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Johnson & Wales University-Denver ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 137 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
Johnson & Wales University-Denver
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
137 staff
87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Johnson & Wales University-Denver has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Johnson & Wales University-Denver diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
927 students
1,668 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
884 students
716 students
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# Part-Time Students
43 students
952 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
148 students
344 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
862 students
556 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
22 students
22 students
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CO All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
39 students
952 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
4 students
4 students
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CO All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
780 students
578 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
22%
24%
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% Black
10%
6%
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% White
52%
54%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.66
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.52%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.18%
2.61%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,800
$33,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $28,539 is more than the state average of $15,726. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$28,539
$15,726
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
87%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,750
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,436
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
88%
88%
This chart display the percent admitted of Johnson & Wales University-Denver and the community college average percent admitted of CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Johnson & Wales University-Denver cost?

Johnson & Wales University-Denver's private state tuition is approximately $28,539.

What is the acceptance rate of Johnson & Wales University-Denver?

The acceptance rate of Johnson & Wales University-Denver is 88%, which is equal to the state average of 88%.

What is Johnson & Wales University-Denver's ranking?

Johnson & Wales University-Denver ranks among the top 20% of community college in Colorado for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 927 students
  • Private-state tuition: $28,539
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 48%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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