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Johnson & Wales University - Online Overview

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

What Is Johnson & Wales University - Online Known For?

199 Undergraduate Awards
36% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at JWU Online.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Johnson & Wales University - Online Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at JWU Online.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Food, Nutrition & Related Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Recreation Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Specialized Sales Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Food, Nutrition & Related Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Recreation Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards JWU Online has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Parks, Recreation & Leisure Facilities Management Graduates College Factual
#13 Highest Paid Recreation Administration Graduates College Factual
#31 Highest Paid Sports Management Graduates College Factual
#48 Highest Paid Health & Physical Education Graduates College Factual
#52 Highest Paid Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Graduates College Factual

Where Is Johnson & Wales University - Online?

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Contact details for JWU Online are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8 Abbott Park Pl, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-598-1000
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johnsonandwales
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jwuprovidence

How Do I Get Into JWU Online?

You can apply to JWU Online online at: https://online.jwu.edu/apply-step-1

Admission Requirements for JWU Online

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into JWU Online?

36% Acceptance Rate
71% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of Johnson & Wales University - Online is 36%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 27% of accepted students are men and 71% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 37%, and the acceptance rate for women is 36%.

Can I Afford Johnson & Wales University - Online?

50% Take Out Loans
9.4% Loan Default Rate

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 Online, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $9,500 a year. That adds up to $38,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JWU Online is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Johnson & Wales University - Online Undergraduate Student Diversity

419 Full-Time Undergraduates
74% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,318 undergraduate students at JWU Online, with 419 being full-time and 899 being part-time.

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There are also 834 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 419 full-time undergraduates at JWU Online, 26% are male and 74% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Johnson & Wales University - Online students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 93
Hispanic or Latino 48
White 221
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 39

Geographic Diversity

Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Johnson & Wales University - Online. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Johnson & Wales University - Online

2,152 Took All Classes Online
2,152 Took At Least One Class Online
28.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 27 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at JWU Online. In 2019-2020, 2,152 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at JWU Online has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Rhode Island for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of JWU Online Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University - Online was $19,008 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how JWU Online is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #1 #1
Recreation Administration #1 #1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #4 #4
Economics #9 #6
Health & Physical Education #10 #10
Computer Software & Applications #10 #10
Public Relations & Advertising #10 #7
Hospitality Management #12 #9
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #18 #18
International Business #22 #22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #22 #19
Finance & Financial Management #25 #25
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #27 #27
Information Technology #27 #21
Political Science & Government #28 #16
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #33 #28
Management Information Systems #37 #28
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #37 #22
Computer & Information Sciences #39 #36
Computer Science #41 #38
Criminal Justice & Corrections #42 #39
Homeland Security #45 #28
Health Sciences & Services #45 #27
Communication & Journalism #46 #40
Psychology #46 #34
Public Health #53 #38
Public Administration #53 #32
Public Administration & Social Service #55 #25
Business, Management & Marketing #55 #55
Sociology #56 #38
Liberal Arts General Studies #66 #60
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #66 #60
Marketing #67 #64

Online Growth Rankings of JWU Online

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Johnson & Wales University - Online was 28.6%. This is the #658 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at JWU Online regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of JWU Online majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 10%
Finance & Financial Management 33%
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 10%
Health & Physical Education 62%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 40%
Hospitality Management 71%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 25%
Liberal Arts General Studies 25%
Marketing 71%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 54%
Recreation Administration 45%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 83%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at JWU Online ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Recreation Administration #7
Economics #8
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #15
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #17
Public Relations & Advertising #24
International Business #28
Political Science & Government #30
Computer Science #34
Sociology #36
Health & Physical Education #37
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #38
Health Sciences & Services #40
Homeland Security #41
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #43
Public Administration #43
Hospitality Management #49
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #59
Management Information Systems #60
Computer Software & Applications #73
Finance & Financial Management #76
Public Health #78
Marketing #85
General Psychology #88
Communication & Journalism #99
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #101
Human Resource Management #115
Entrepreneurial Studies #118
Public Administration & Social Service #119
Social Sciences #128
Psychology #138
Information Technology #153
Criminal Justice & Corrections #274
Accounting #287
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #353
Computer & Information Sciences #376
Liberal Arts General Studies #393
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #393

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Johnson & Wales University - Online Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 1 35 77 113
Hospitality Management 0 42 69 111
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 70 0 70
Human Resource Management 0 4 41 45
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 24 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 15 15
Health & Physical Education 0 0 13 13
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 12 0 12
Recreation Administration 0 11 0 11
Marketing 0 7 0 7
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 6 0 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 4 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 4 0 4
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 4 4
Management Information Systems 0 0 3 3
International Business 0 2 0 2
Information Technology 0 0 2 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 1 0 1
Public Administration 0 0 1 1
Accounting 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 198 249 448

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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