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Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, JWU Charlotte is ranked #776 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 56 colleges in North Carolina, JWU Charlotte is ranked at #21.

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Is It Hard to Get Into JWU Charlotte?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that JWU Charlotte is a good fit for you.

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Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at JWU Charlotte for first-time, full-time students is 39%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  39 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at JWU Charlotte

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,523 undergraduates at JWU Charlotte with 1,500 being full-time and 23 being part-time.

JWU Charlotte Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for JWU Charlotte is 80.39 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.39 out of 100
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How Much Does Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Cost?

The overall average net price of JWU Charlotte is $26,835. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for JWU Charlotte

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,032 $25,510 $28,038 $30,279 $33,364

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of JWU Charlotte, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At JWU Charlotte, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $8,232 a year. That adds up to $32,928 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JWU Charlotte is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do JWU Charlotte Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from JWU Charlotte make about $38,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte

Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Charlotte, North Carolina. The city atmosphere of Charlotte makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte

Contact details for JWU Charlotte are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 866-598-2427

Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 88 $31,100
Entrepreneurial Studies 40 NA
Recreation Administration 32 $31,600
Business Administration & Management 25 $34,800
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 23 $33,900
Hospitality Management 21 $34,600
Marketing 7 $35,500
Accounting 6 $44,000
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 NA
Culinary Arts 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at JWU Charlotte

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 6 students took at least one online class at Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte. This is an increase from the 1 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6 5
2016-2017 1 0
2015-2016 137 0
2014-2015 70 0
2013-2014 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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