• JWU Works: Learning with a Purpose.
  • As one of the first colleges founded by women, a progressive and pragmatic approach to learning has defined our education model since 1914.  And it works.  The value of a JWU education begins with our students who are gritty go-getters invested in their education and intentional about their experiences, ensuring that their learning is authentic and purposeful.  These students thrive in JWU`s supportive community, which encourages their passion for hands-on learning, values their intellectual curiosity, and immerses them in dynamic labs and career-focused classrooms.  JWU`s faculty provide students with the personalized attention, academic expertise and industry connections that inspire professional success and personal growth. The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings.

School Highlights

Johnson & Wales University-Online serves 2,152 students (30% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,152 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Johnson & Wales University-Online
(RI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates--Private Not-for-profit
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
n/a
314 staff

Student Body

The Johnson & Wales University-Online diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.60.
Total Enrollment
2,152 students
3,977 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
15:1
# Full-Time Students
636 students
2,461 students
# Part-Time Students
1,516 students
1,516 students
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Johnson & Wales University-Online.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of RI.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
845 students
845 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
419 students
2,326 students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
217 students
190 students
This chart display graduation rate breakdown of Johnson & Wales University-Online
RI All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
899 students
899 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
617 students
617 students
This chart display graduation rate breakdown of Johnson & Wales University-Online
RI All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
2%
3%
% Hispanic
10%
16%
% Black
20%
7%
% White
57%
60%
% Two or more races
3%
6%
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Johnson & Wales University-Online.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score
0.62
0.60
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
30%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.31%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
50%
93%
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
36%
36%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
10 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Source: 2006 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution that offers undergraduate, graduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, hospitality, nutrition, health and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics, food innovation, design and engineering. JWU`s unique model provide students with the personalized attention, academic expertise and industry connections that inspire professional success and personal growth. The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings. The university`s impact is global, with alumni in 127 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
Profile last updated: 11/21/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The acceptance rate of Johnson & Wales University-Online is 36%, which is equal to the state average of 36%.

What sports does Johnson & Wales University-Online offer?

Johnson & Wales University-Online offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,152 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Verified school update

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