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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?

2,090 Undergraduate Awards
$36,758 Avg Cost After Aid
88% 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 Providence.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average JWU Providence student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Johnson & Wales University - Providence 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.

JWU Providence has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#361 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Culinary Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Food, Nutrition & Related Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Recreation Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Culinary Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#125 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Recreation Administration Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#22 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#29 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#43 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual

Where Is Johnson & Wales University - Providence?

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
Website: www.jwu.edu/campuses/providence/index.html
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johnsonandwales
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JWUNorthMiami

How Do I Get Into JWU Providence?

You can apply to JWU Providence online at: apply.jwu.edu/?_ga=2.249868934.1432107725.1502198571-1382828486.1499961993

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
66% Of Accepted Are Women
Since JWU Providence has an acceptance rate of 88%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Can I Afford Johnson & Wales University - Providence?

$36,758 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
7.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of JWU Providence is $36,758. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

Johnson & Wales University - Providence Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,767 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,123 undergraduate students at JWU Providence, with 5,767 being full-time and 356 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  JWU Providence

There are also 572 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,767 full-time undergraduates at JWU Providence, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  JWU Providence

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of JWU Providence Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 187
Black or African American 757
Hispanic or Latino 742
White 3,239
International Students 378
Other Races/Ethnicities 464

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

126 Took All Classes Online
1,052 Took At Least One Class Online
3,125.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,052 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.

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Online Growth Rankings of JWU Providence

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Johnson & Wales University - Providence was 3,125.0%. This is the #36 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%.

Johnson & Wales University - Providence Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Culinary Arts 493 1 158 0 0 0 652
Business Administration & Management 0 1 130 0 192 0 323
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 271 0 0 0 271
Hospitality Management 0 0 195 0 0 0 195
Recreation Administration 0 0 161 0 0 0 161
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 124 0 0 0 124
Accounting 0 0 49 0 32 0 81
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 65 0 0 0 65
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 62 0 0 0 62
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 24 0 27 0 51
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 46 0 0 0 46
Marketing 0 0 46 0 0 0 46
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 35 0 35
Human Resource Management 0 0 9 0 22 0 31
General Biology 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Other Education 0 0 0 14 12 0 26
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Other Engineering 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 22 0 0 0 0 0 22
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 22 0 22
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Computer Engineering 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
International Business 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 14 14
Animal Services 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Robotics Engineering 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Programming 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Agricultural Production 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Information Science 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Writing Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Public Health 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Homeland Security 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 518 2 1,570 14 378 14 2,496

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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