Johnson & Wales University-Providence

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,054
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,922
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.48%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
92.7%
11,668 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
6,695
93.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62.7%
1,109 Graduates

About

Johnson & Wales University-Providence is a higher education institution located in Providence County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Johnson & Wales University-Providence were Foodservice System Management (271 degrees awarded), General Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Facilities Management (161 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (125 degrees).

In 2019, 2,496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Johnson & Wales University-Providence. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,343 degrees), 5.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (255 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is $33,054, which is $11,028 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is $33,054, which is $11,028 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,922.

In 2019, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% 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-Providence was $33,054. The cost of tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is $11,028 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$27,922
2019 Value
0.595%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Johnson & Wales University-Providence had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,922. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Johnson & Wales University-Providence grew by 0.595%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,827
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Johnson & Wales University-Providence was of $10,827 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 4.06% 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

92%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Johnson & Wales University-Providence received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.1% with respect to 2018, when 91% 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-Providence 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-Providence received 11,668 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.14% annual decline. Out of those 11,668 applicants, 10,819 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.7% acceptance rate.

There were 6,695 students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Providence in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Johnson & Wales University-Providence has an overall enrollment yield of 13.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,819
Accepted Out of 11,668

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Johnson & Wales University-Providence was 92.7% (10,819 admissions from 11,668 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 91%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.14%, while admissions grew by 0.736%.

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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-Providence in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Johnson & Wales University-Providence has a total enrollment of 6,695 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is 6,231 students and the part-time enrollment is 464. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Johnson & Wales University-Providence, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.2% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% Black or African American, 3.11% Asian, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.418% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Providence in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Female (8.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (12.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Providence, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,695 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is 6,231 and the part-time enrollment is 464. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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-Providence was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Johnson & Wales University-Providence had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,695
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    851
  3. Black or African American
    833

The enrolled student population at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is 55.2% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% Black or African American, 3.11% Asian, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.418% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 405 students (6.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 578 more women than men received degrees from Johnson & Wales University-Providence. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is white (1,343 degrees awarded). There were 5.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (255 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is Foodservice System Management (271 degrees awarded), followed by General Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Facilities Management (161 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (125 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Johnson & Wales University-Providence, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (652 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (271 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 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-Providence are Accountants & auditors (984,990 people), Other managers (714,871 people), Financial managers (489,091 people), Chief executives & legislators (368,299 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (267,779 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are Personal & Culinary Services (652 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (271 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), Business (852 degrees), and Protective Services (125 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-Providence are Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are Personal & Culinary Services (652 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (271 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), Business (852 degrees), and Protective Services (125 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-Providence are Elementary & secondary schools (622,609 people), Banking & related activities (483,119 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (479,311 people), Computer Systems Design (469,666 people), and Insurance carriers (410,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are Personal & Culinary Services (652 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (271 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), Business (852 degrees), and Protective Services (125 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-Providence.
Most Common
  1. 271 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 161 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 125 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Johnson & Wales University-Providence was Foodservice System Management with 271 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

959
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,537
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 959 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Providence, which is 0.624 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,537).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 192 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Providence in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 1.11 times more than the 173 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 255 degrees were awarded to women at Johnson & Wales University-Providence in Baking & Pastry Arts, which is 8.23 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 51% of students graduating from Johnson & Wales University-Providence completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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 (68.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is Female and Hispanic or Latino (68.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.16% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,343 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    255 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    254 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is white (1,343 degrees awarded). There were 5.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (255 degrees).

3.57% of degree recipients (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    845 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    498 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is white female (845 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (498 degrees).

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Operations

Johnson & Wales University-Providence has an endowment valued at nearly $232M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13M (5.58%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Johnson & Wales University-Providence had a total salary expenditure of $195M. Johnson & Wales University-Providence employs 141 Associate professors, 59 Assistant professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are Male Associate professors (74), Female Associate professors(67), and Male Assistant professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are: Management, with 160 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 148 employees, and Service with 87 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$232M
2019 Endowment
7.62%
decline from 2018

Johnson & Wales University-Providence has an endowment valued at about $232M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Johnson & Wales University-Providence declined 7.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $194M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.65M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Johnson & Wales University-Providence received $1.65M 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

$88.3M
2019 Salaries
33.5%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Johnson & Wales University-Providence paid a median of $88.3M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($195M) and a 33.5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.55% decline from 2017 and a 0.274% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.7M
Instructional Salaries
279
Number of Employees

In 2019, Johnson & Wales University-Providence paid a total of $24.7M to 279 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
141 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
160 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Providence were Associate professor with 141 employees; Assistant professor with 59 employees; and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Providence were Management with 160 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 148 employees; and Service with 87 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Providence was Male Associate professor with 74 employees, Female Associate professor with 67 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 34 employees.

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

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