Johnson & Wales University-Denver
Denver, CO 80220


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 1,278
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 841 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Johnson & Wales University-Denver is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,921 applications and 2,489 students were granted admission. Johnson & Wales University-Denver is at the #83 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Johnson & Wales University-Denver's tuition was $30,396 for all students regardless of residency (13.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Johnson & Wales University-Denver's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,733 (which is 7.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Johnson & Wales University-Denver in 2016-2017, was 286, which is 93% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,979 (which is 1.4% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Johnson & Wales University-Denver has enrolled a total of 1,278 students (1,188 students full-time and 90 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,278 students, 79 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and 1,258 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 20 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 54%

Hispanic: 21%

Black/African American: 9%

Two or more races: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Asian: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at Johnson & Wales University-Denver.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Personal And Culinary Services 57% 858
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 13% 190 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 155 17
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 6% 90
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Johnson & Wales University-Denver full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Johnson & Wales University-Denver graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,100. Last year, out of the total 334 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 271 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 485 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 393 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,100 $43,900
Employment Rate 81% 81%
Total Graduates 334 485

Campus Location

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