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Johnson & Wales University - Providence Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Johnson & Wales University - Providence ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Johnson & Wales University - Providence Ranked?

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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 - Providence was awarded 28 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 Providence is ranked #894 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

JWU Providence is also ranked #8 out of 9 schools in Rhode Island.

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Is It Hard to Get Into JWU Providence?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 88%, JWU Providence has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

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Johnson & Wales University - Providence Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Johnson & Wales University - Providence, the student to faculty ratio is 19 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 - Providence 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 - Providence

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Johnson & Wales University - Providence enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At JWU Providence the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 46%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at JWU Providence

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,123 undergraduates at JWU Providence with 5,767 being full-time and 356 being part-time.

JWU Providence 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.

With an overall score of 94.68 out of 100, JWU Providence is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.68 out of 100
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How Much Does Johnson & Wales University - Providence Cost?

The overall average net price of JWU Providence is $26,880. 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 Providence

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,299 $23,746 $26,304 $28,949 $32,031

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 Providence, 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 Providence, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $9,201 a year. That adds up to $36,804 over four years for those students.

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

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from JWU Providence with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,800 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Johnson & Wales University - Providence is a private not-for-profit institution located in Providence, Rhode Island. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Contact details for JWU Providence are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903-3703
Phone: 401-598-1000

Johnson & Wales University - Providence Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Johnson & Wales University - Providence. Of these students, 2,088 received undergraduate degrees and 392 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 271 $31,100
Hospitality Management 195 $34,600
Recreation Administration 161 $31,600
Culinary Arts 158 $28,200
Business Administration & Management 130 $34,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 124 $31,700
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 65 $27,300
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 62 $33,900
Accounting 49 $44,000
Entrepreneurial Studies 46 $34,900

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

Online Learning at JWU Providence

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, 1,052 students took at least one online class at Johnson & Wales University - Providence. This is an increase from the 984 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,052 126
2016-2017 984 0
2015-2016 756 0
2014-2015 831 0
2013-2014 1,067 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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