Johnson & Wales University

  • 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%.

School Overview

Johnson & Wales University(RI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The Johnson & Wales University diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.64.
Total Enrollment6,703 students6,542 students
# Full-Time Students6,703 students6,081 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.
% Asian
3%
3%
% Hispanic
15%
21%
% Black
14%
10%
% White
63%
55%
% Two or more races
5%
6%
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 Score0.560.64

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%95%
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Equestrian, Field Hockey,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Soccer, Softball,
Volleyball, Wrestling,
Source: 2006 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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: 08/30/2021

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