• 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 serves 6,703 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,703 students
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Johnson & Wales University
(RI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate of Arts Colleges
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
4 or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, non-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
n/a
314 staff

Student Body

The Johnson & Wales University diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.64.
Total Enrollment
6,703 students
6,542 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
19:1
# Full-Time Students
6,703 students
6,081 students
# Part-Time Students
n/a
461 students
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Johnson & Wales University.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of RI.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
n/a
102 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,703 students
6,081 students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
190 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
8,694 students
% Asian
3%
3%
% Hispanic
15%
21%
% Black
14%
10%
% White
63%
55%
% Two or more races
5%
6%
% Unknown races
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Johnson & Wales University.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score
0.56
0.64
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
8.26%
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
95%
95%
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Johnson & Wales University offer?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 6,703 students
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

For Rhode Island public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,950 per year for in-state students and $10,582 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $30,000 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Rhode Island community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Rhode Island is New England Institute of Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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