Johnson & Wales University-Denver

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,376
4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,044
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.52%
on Student Loans
2020 Enrolled Students
397
83.6% Full-Time

About

Johnson & Wales University-Denver is a higher education institution located in Denver County, CO. In 2020, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Johnson & Wales University-Denver were Culinary Arts & Chef Training (55 degrees awarded) and Baking & Pastry Arts (25 degrees).

In 2020, 278 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Johnson & Wales University-Denver. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (167 degrees), 3.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is $34,376, which is $22,412 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2020, the median undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is $34,376

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,044.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students attending Johnson & Wales University-Denver received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,376
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Denver was $34,376.

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Average Net Price

$26,044
2020 Value
4.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Johnson & Wales University-Denver had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,044. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Johnson & Wales University-Denver grew by 4.42%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Johnson & Wales University-Denver received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
1.52%
2019 Default Rate
74
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Johnson & Wales University-Denver was 1.52%, which represents 74 out of the 4855 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Johnson & Wales University-Denver had a total enrollment of 397 students in 2020. The full-time enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is 332 students and the part-time enrollment is 65. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Denver are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Johnson & Wales University-Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.4% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.56% Black or African American, 4.53% Asian, 2.27% Two or More Races, and 1.76% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Denver in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by White Male (15%) and Asian Male (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Denver in 2020, both undergraduate and graduate, is 397 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is 332 and the part-time enrollment is 65. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Denver are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%
2020 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-Denver was 45%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Johnson & Wales University-Denver had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. White
    200 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    96 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    30 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is 50.4% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.56% Black or African American, 4.53% Asian, 2.27% Two or More Races, and 1.76% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 29 students (7.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 80 more women than men received degrees from Johnson & Wales University-Denver. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is white (167 degrees awarded). There were 3.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is Culinary Arts & Chef Training (55 degrees awarded), followed by Baking & Pastry Arts (25 degrees).

In 2020,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Johnson & Wales University-Denver, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (118 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (54 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Denver are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Denver in 2020 are Personal & Culinary Services (118 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Psychology (20 degrees), and Protective Services (13 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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-Denver are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Denver are Personal & Culinary Services (118 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Psychology (20 degrees), and Protective Services (13 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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-Denver are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Denver are Personal & Culinary Services (118 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (54 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Psychology (20 degrees), and Protective Services (13 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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-Denver.
Most Common (2020)
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Johnson & Wales University-Denver was Foodservice System Management with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Johnson & Wales University-Denver according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

99
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
179
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Denver, which is 0.553 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (179).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Denver in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 0.788 times less than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Denver in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 1.27 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2020 at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. White
    167 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is white (167 degrees awarded). There were 3.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (46 degrees).

5.04% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2020)
  1. White Female
    108 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Johnson & Wales University-Denver is white female (108 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (59 degrees).

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Operations

Johnson & Wales University-Denver has an endowment valued at nearly $1.53M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 378k (24.6%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Johnson & Wales University-Denver had a total salary expenditure of 30.1M. Johnson & Wales University-Denver employs 21 Associate professors, 8 Assistant professors and 6 Professors. Most academics at Johnson & Wales University-Denver are Male Associate professor (12), Female Associate professor (9), and Female Professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Denver are: Management, with 16 employees, Service, with 9 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees.

Endowment

$1.53M
2020 Endowment
12.5%
growth from 2019

Johnson & Wales University-Denver has an endowment valued at about $1.53M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Johnson & Wales University-Denver grew 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.1M 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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Salary Expenditure

$10.7M
2020 Salaries
3.8%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Johnson & Wales University-Denver paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($30.1M) and a 3.8% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.21M
Instructional Salaries
40
Number of Employees

In 2020, Johnson & Wales University-Denver paid a total of $3.21M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
16 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Denver were Associate professor with 21 employees, Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Denver were Management with 16 employees, Service with 9 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2020)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Denver was Male Associate professor with 12 employees, Female Associate professor with 9 employees, and Female Professor with 5 employees.

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

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