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Johnson & Wales University - Providence Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Johnson & Wales University - Providence. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. 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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2020 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 - Providence was awarded 21 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

JWU Providence landed the #1,033 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

JWU Providence also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Rhode Island ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into JWU Providence?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 88%, Johnson & Wales University - Providence is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

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Johnson & Wales University - Providence Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Johnson & Wales University - Providence, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 7,710 undergraduates at JWU Providence with 7,267 being full-time and 443 being part-time.

JWU Providence Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.25 out of 100, JWU Providence is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.25 out of 100
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How Much Does Johnson & Wales University - Providence Cost?

The overall average net price of JWU Providence is $25,874. 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 +
$21,879 $23,110 $25,189 $27,243 $30,850

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

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 Providence, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $9,327 a year. That adds up to $37,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JWU Providence is 6.9%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from JWU Providence make about $38,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Johnson & Wales University - Providence is a private not-for-profit institution. 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 - 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 2017-2018 academic year, students from 38 majors graduated from Johnson & Wales University - Providence. Of these students, 2,401 received undergraduate degrees and 449 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 343 $31,100
Hospitality Management 263 $34,600
Recreation Administration 173 $31,600
Culinary Arts 130 $28,200
Business Administration & Management 128 $34,800
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 108 $33,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 96 $31,700
Marketing 53 $35,500
Accounting 48 $44,000
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 46 $27,300

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 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, 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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