Johnson & Wales University-Providence

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,158
2.51% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$27,165
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
7.07%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
87.5%
14,372 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
8,563
93.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
59.6%
1,164 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 (396 degrees awarded), General Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Facilities Management (195 degrees), and Hotel Administration & Management (147 degrees).

In 2017, 3,001 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Johnson & Wales University-Providence. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,600 degrees), 5.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (310 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is $31,158, which is $10,425 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is $31,158, which is $10,425 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,165.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,158
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Providence was $31,158. The cost of tuition at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is $10,425 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$27,165
2017 Value
3.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Johnson & Wales University-Providence had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,165. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Johnson & Wales University-Providence grew by 3.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,686
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Johnson & Wales University-Providence was of $9,686 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.14% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Johnson & Wales University-Providence received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2016, when 90% 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.
7.07%
2016 Default Rate
352
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Johnson & Wales University-Providence was 7.07%, which represents 352 out of the 4978 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 14,372 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13% annual decline. Out of those 14,372 applicants, 12,580 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,563 students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Providence in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Johnson & Wales University-Providence has an overall enrollment yield of 12.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
12,580
Accepted Out of 14,372

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Johnson & Wales University-Providence was 87.5% (12,580 admissions from 14,372 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 88.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -13%, while admissions declined by -13.9%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Johnson & Wales University-Providence has a total enrollment of 8,563 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is 8,013 students and the part-time enrollment is 550. This means that 93.6% 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 52.5% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.09% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Providence in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Black or African American Female (8.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.9%), followed by White Male (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Providence, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,563 students. The full-time enrollment at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is 8,013 and the part-time enrollment is 550. This means that 93.6% of students enrolled at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2017 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 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    4,497
  2. Black or African American
    1,081
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    984

The enrolled student population at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is 52.5% White, 12.6% Black or African American, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.09% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0234% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 382 students (4.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 679 more women than men received degrees from Johnson & Wales University-Providence. The majority of degree recipients at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are white (1,600 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (310 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is Foodservice System Management (396 degrees awarded), followed by General Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Facilities Management (195 degrees) and Hotel Administration & Management (147 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 Human Sciences (396 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (907 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (195 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 (1,087,774 people), Other managers (631,979 people), Financial managers (421,589 people), Chief executives & legislators (307,951 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (299,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are Human Sciences (396 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (907 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (195 degrees), Business (977 degrees), and Protective Services (107 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, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are Human Sciences (396 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (907 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (195 degrees), Business (977 degrees), and Protective Services (107 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 (612,052 people), Banking & related activities (490,285 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (449,062 people), Computer Systems Design (408,261 people), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (389,285 people).

The most specialized majors at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are Human Sciences (396 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (907 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (195 degrees), Business (977 degrees), and Protective Services (107 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. 396 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 147 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Johnson & Wales University-Providence was Foodservice System Management with 396 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,161
  2. 1,840

In 2017, 1,161 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Providence, which is 0.631 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,840).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 277 degrees were awarded to men at Johnson & Wales University-Providence in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 0.908 times less than the 305 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 305 degrees were awarded to women at Johnson & Wales University-Providence in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 1.1 times more than the 277 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 46% 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, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.29% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,600 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    310 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    274 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is white (1,600 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (310 degrees).

3.97% of degree recipients (119 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    999 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    601 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    209 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Johnson & Wales University-Providence is white female (999 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (601 degrees).

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Operations

Johnson & Wales University-Providence has an endowment valued at nearly $256M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.1M (12.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Johnson & Wales University-Providence had a total salary expenditure of $344M. Johnson & Wales University-Providence employs 142 Associate professors, 79 Assistant professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are Male Associate professors (76), Female Associate professors(66), and Male Assistant professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Providence are: Management, with 178 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 174 employees, and Service with 105 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$256M
2017 Endowment
7.09%
growth from 2016

Johnson & Wales University-Providence has an endowment valued at about $256M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Johnson & Wales University-Providence grew 7.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $223M 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. $2.18M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Johnson & Wales University-Providence received $2.18M 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

$147M
2017 Salaries
0.274%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Johnson & Wales University-Providence paid a median of $147M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($344M) and a 0.274% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.69% growth from 2015 and a 4.13% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.5M
Instructional Salaries
305
Number of Employees

In 2017, Johnson & Wales University-Providence paid a total of $25.5M to 305 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
142 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
178 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Providence were Associate professor with 142 employees; Assistant professor with 79 employees; and Assistant professor with 49 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Providence were Management with 178 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 174 employees; and Service with 105 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Johnson & Wales University-Providence was Male Associate professor with 76 employees, Female Associate professor with 66 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 46 employees.

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

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