Johnson & Wales University – Providence

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School Overview

Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is a non-profit, private, career-oriented university with its main campus located in Providence, Rhode Island. JWU currently has four operating campuses located throughout the USA. In 1914, Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales founded JWU as a business school. Today the school has roughly 17, 000 students enrolled in technology, hospitality, equine management, engineering, education, culinary arts, counseling psychology, and business across its four campuses.

JWU, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C).

General Information

Admission Office

8 Abbott Park Place

Providence, RI 02903-3703

(401) 598-2310

(800) 342-5598

Fax: (401) 598-2948



Contact: Al Seitz

Director of Admissions
Main Address

8 Abbott Park Place

Providence, RI 02903-3703

(401) 598-1000

www.jwu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 9,395

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,555

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,395

Graduate enrollment: 1,093

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Equestrian/Equine Studies A,B
Farm/Ranch Management A,B
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Entrepreneurial Studies A,B
Fashion Merchandising A,B
Finance/Banking A,B,C
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hotel/Motel Management A,B
International Business B
Investments/Securities A,B
Marketing Management A,B
Public Finance A,B
Tourism/Travel Services A,B
Travel/Tourism Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising A
Communications/Rhetoric A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Systems Analysis A,B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Web/Multimedia Design A,B
Web/Multimedia Management B

Engineering

Computer Engineering – General A,B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,B
Robotics A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Nutrition Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts A,B
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,B
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,B
Food Service A,B
Restaurant/Catering Management A,B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Johnson & Wales University-Providence Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(401) 598-1000
Website:www1.jwu.edu/providence/
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:apply.jwu.edu
Address:8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903-3703
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,324
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,568 (92% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$30,746
Out-of-state Tuition:$30,746
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$17,185

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Johnson & Wales University-Providence Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Johnson & Wales University-Providence.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services19168
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services35
Education152
Engineering2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields121
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service121
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Personal and Culinary Services232
Psychology1
Grand total52136162

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Johnson & Wales University-Providence.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services24
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Grand total25

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Johnson & Wales University-Providence and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$30,746
Out-of-state$30,746
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,826
Out-of-state$11,826

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,88399%
Grant or scholarship aid1,88199%$17,185
Student loan aid1,72891%$9,187

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,88990%$13,797
Federal student loans6,95579%$7,561

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Johnson & Wales University-Providence. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Johnson & Wales University-Providence students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants16,2595,57910,680
Percent admitted100%88%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%16%13%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Johnson & Wales University-Providence Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment9,324
Undergraduate enrollment8,459
Graduate enrollment865

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Johnson & Wales University-Providence Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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