Johnson & Wales University-Online
Providence, RI 02903


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 799
Religious affiliation None
Online Only
Students with disability 4%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing No
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-Online is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 58 applications and only 26 students were granted admission. Johnson & Wales University-Online is at the #43 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-Online's tuition was $14,823 for all students regardless of residency (44.7% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

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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, 100% of Johnson & Wales University-Online's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 100% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,294 (which is 20.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Johnson & Wales University-Online in 2016-2017, was 1, which is 100% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,500 (which is 6.7% below 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-Online has enrolled a total of 799 students (336 students full-time and 463 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 799 students, 128 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 32% men and 68% women and 426 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 373 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 799 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 53%

Black/African American: 22%

Hispanic: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 4 largest majors offered at Johnson & Wales University-Online.

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
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 57% 200 58
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 24% 84 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 6 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 2 0

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Johnson & Wales University-Online graduates 6 years after enrollment is $19,600. Last year, out of the total 11,033 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 8,826 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,731 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,317 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $19,600 $24,400
Employment Rate 80% 79%
Total Graduates 11,033 6,731

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Johnson & Wales University-Online.

Brown University
0.6 mile away
Providence College
2 mile away
Bryant University
9.5 mile away
Roger Williams University
14.1 mile away
Wheaton College
15.5 mile away
Dean College
18.3 mile away