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Johnson & Wales University - Denver Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Johnson & Wales University - Denver ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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 - Denver Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Johnson & Wales University - Denver was awarded 16 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 Denver is ranked #833 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

JWU Denver is also ranked #9 out of 23 schools in Colorado.

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Is It Hard to Get Into JWU Denver?

Acceptance Rate

Johnson & Wales University - Denver has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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Johnson & Wales University - Denver Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Johnson & Wales University - Denver is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Johnson & Wales University - Denver 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 - Denver

Freshmen Retention Rate

Johnson & Wales University - Denver has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from JWU Denver have a four-year graduation rate of 37%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at JWU Denver

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 901 undergraduates at JWU Denver with 862 being full-time and 39 being part-time.

JWU Denver Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 94.76 out of 100, JWU Denver is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.76 out of 100
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How Much Does Johnson & Wales University - Denver Cost?

The overall average net price of JWU Denver is $24,894. 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 Denver

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,123 $21,676 $24,794 $26,915 $30,105

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 Denver, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At JWU Denver, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $8,327 a year. That adds up to $33,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JWU Denver 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 Denver Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from JWU Denver make around $38,800 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 - Denver

Johnson & Wales University - Denver is a private not-for-profit institution located in Denver, Colorado. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Johnson & Wales University - Denver

Contact details for JWU Denver are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220
Phone: 303-256-9300

Johnson & Wales University - Denver Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 13 majors graduated from Johnson & Wales University - Denver. Of these students, 330 received undergraduate degrees and 15 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 46 $31,100
Culinary Arts 41 $28,200
Business Administration & Management 21 $34,800
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 21 $27,300
Recreation Administration 16 $31,600
Hospitality Management 13 $34,600
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 4 $33,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 $31,700
Communication & Media Studies 3 NA
Marketing 2 $35,500

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

Online Learning at JWU Denver

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 134 students took at least one online class at Johnson & Wales University - Denver. This is an increase from the 130 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 134 16
2016-2017 130 0
2015-2016 108 0
2014-2015 91 0
2013-2014 198 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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