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Johnson & Wales University, commonly referred to as JWU, is a private institution that offers unique educational opportunities to over 17,000 students annually. The school has four campuses located in Florida, Rhode Island, Colorado, and North Carolina. The school was founded in 1914 in Providence, by Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales to provide a business education. Over the years the school has expanded its locations and offerings, eventually receiving accreditation to offer undergraduate and graduate files.
Students at JWU will be able to choose from a variety of programs to begin their education. The school’s dedication to career preparation is a cornerstone of its educational offerings. Skill development and training is part of the curriculum taught by educated and experienced professionals in order to provide the best education possible. Programs are augmented by internship and other opportunities that provide practical experience to assist in future employment.
Programs offered include:
- Culinary Arts
- Criminal Justice
- Equine Studies
The Providence branch of Johnson & Wales University is located at 8 Abbott Park Place. Close to three thousand students graduate from this campus each year. This location provides services for students in the form of job placement options for students after graduation, career counseling for students in need of assistance, and remedial education courses for program or licensure preparation. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting jwu.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Johnson & Wales University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Johnson & Wales University is around 10,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 92% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $28,000-$34,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $190-$230 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$11,070|
|Receiving Student Loans||91%||$7,466|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Johnson & Wales University may offer services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
The overall graduation rate of Johnson & Wales University is approximately 58%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||38%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2000)
Johnson & Wales University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Great Northeast Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Great Northeast Athletic Conference)
- Ice Hockey
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Legal Professions and Studies
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Johnson & Wales University for official up-to-date information.