Johnson & Wales University – Denver

7150 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO

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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:

  • Business
  • Culinary Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Hospitality
  • Equine Studies

Denver Location

The Denver branch of Johnson & Wales University is located at 7150 Montview Blvd. Around two thousand students have graduated from this campus over the past few years. This campus provides services for students in the form of remedial education classes for licensure preparation or admissions requirements, post-graduation job placement options, and online distance learning for students not near a physical campus. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Johnson & Wales University – Denver accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Johnson & Wales University – Denver is around 1,400 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 23% enrolling as graduate students and 98% as undergraduate students.

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

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $32,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $220 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$15,735
Receiving Student Loans92%$11,869
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Johnson & Wales University – Denver may offer student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Johnson & Wales University – Denver has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 58%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years35%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years0.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2010)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Johnson & Wales University – Denver is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Independent Far West Region)
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Johnson & Wales University – Denver by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Communications and Journalism

Family and Consumer Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Data Disclaimer

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 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Johnson & Wales University – Denver for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

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