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Johnson & Wales University - Providence Overview

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

What Is Johnson & Wales University - Providence Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$39,596 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at JWU Providence is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at JWU Providence is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from JWU Providence with a bachelor's degree make about $41,886 a year. That's 3% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average JWU Providence student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into JWU Providence?

You can apply to JWU Providence online at:

Admission Requirements for JWU Providence

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 Providence?

88% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
JWU Providence has the high acceptance rate of 88%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Can I Afford Johnson & Wales University - Providence?

$39,596 Net Price
82% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of JWU Providence is $39,596. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 82% of students took out student loans averaging $9,991 a year. That adds up to $39,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JWU Providence is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Johnson & Wales University - Providence Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,339 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,652 undergraduate students at JWU Providence, with 4,339 being full-time and 313 being part-time.


There are also 465 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,339 full-time undergraduates at JWU Providence, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 164
Black or African American 536
Hispanic or Latino 671
White 2,471
International Students 171
Other Races/Ethnicities 326

Geographic Diversity

Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Johnson & Wales University - Providence. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 76 countries are represented at JWU Providence. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Johnson & Wales University - Providence

197 Took All Classes Online
1,201 Took At Least One Class Online
3,168.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,201 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of JWU Providence

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Johnson & Wales University - Providence was 3,168.6%. This is the #47 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at JWU Providence regardless of major.

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%.


*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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