Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,054
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,030
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.48%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
84.6%
3,534 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,523
98.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
47.5%
211 Graduates

About

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is a higher education institution located in Mecklenburg County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte were Foodservice System Management (88 degrees awarded), Small Business Administration & Management (40 degrees), and General Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Facilities Management (32 degrees).

In 2019, 568 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. 67.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (237 degrees), 1.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (227 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is $33,054, which is $20,565 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is $33,054, which is $20,565 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,030.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,054
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte was $33,054. The cost of tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is $20,565 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$24,030
2019 Value
7.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,030. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte grew by 7.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,470
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte was of $10,470 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 5.58% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.48%
2017 Default Rate
475
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte was 9.48%, which represents 475 out of the 5013 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte received 3,534 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2% annual decline. Out of those 3,534 applicants, 2,988 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,523 students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has an overall enrollment yield of 14.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,988
Accepted Out of 3,534

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte was 84.6% (2,988 admissions from 3,534 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 85.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −2%, while admissions declined by −3.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has a total enrollment of 1,523 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is 1,500 students and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.6% Black or African American, 31.1% White, 7.94% Hispanic or Latino, 1.77% Asian, 1.38% Two or More Races, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (35.9%), followed by White Female (18.9%) and Black or African American Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,523 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is 1,500 and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    771
  2. White
    474
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    121

The enrolled student population at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is 50.6% Black or African American, 31.1% White, 7.94% Hispanic or Latino, 1.77% Asian, 1.38% Two or More Races, 0.46% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 89 students (5.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 200 more women than men received degrees from Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is black or african american (237 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (227 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is Foodservice System Management (88 degrees awarded), followed by Small Business Administration & Management (40 degrees) and General Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Facilities Management (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (324 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (88 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are Accountants & auditors (983,972 people), Other managers (700,403 people), Financial managers (487,944 people), Chief executives & legislators (369,284 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (265,415 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are Personal & Culinary Services (324 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (88 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Business (122 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are Personal & Culinary Services (324 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (88 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Business (122 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are Elementary & secondary schools (677,304 people), Banking & related activities (476,408 people), Computer Systems Design (465,455 people), Insurance carriers (398,436 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (397,451 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are Personal & Culinary Services (324 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (88 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Business (122 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte.
Most Common
  1. 88 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte was Foodservice System Management with 88 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

184
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
384
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 184 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte, which is 0.479 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (384).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 0.895 times less than the 105 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte in Baking & Pastry Arts, which is 6.81 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 40% of students graduating from Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is Female and Hispanic or Latino (64.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.58% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    237 degrees awarded
  2. White
    227 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is black or african american (237 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (227 degrees).

5.46% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    171 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    145 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is black or african american female (171 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (145 degrees).

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Operations

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has an endowment valued at nearly $6.76M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.76M (26%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte had a total salary expenditure of $41.5M. Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte employs 37 Associate professors, 21 Assistant professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are Female Associate professors (22), Male Associate professors(15), and Male Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte are: Management, with 30 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 18 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.76M
2019 Endowment
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Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has an endowment valued at about $6.76M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte grew InfinityM% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.07M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $587k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte received $587k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18M
2019 Salaries
NaNM%
growth from N/A

In 2019, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($41.5M) and a NaNM% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a NaNM% growth from N/A and a NaNM% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.61M
Instructional Salaries
78
Number of Employees

In 2019, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte paid a total of $6.61M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte were Associate professor with 37 employees; Assistant professor with 21 employees; and Assistant professor with 17 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte were Management with 30 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 18 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte was Female Associate professor with 22 employees, Male Associate professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte.

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