Johnson & Wales University Providence

Students attend Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI, a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Johnson & Wales degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in business and management, cooking and culinary arts, hospitality.

Johnson & Wales Selectivity

Johnson & Wales is selective and does not offer open admission.

Student Body

There are 10,105 students at the school (as of 2007-2008).

Student Life

Johnson & Wales offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, Great Northeast Athletic Conference, Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Johnson & Wales

Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence , RI 02903-3703
General Phone: (401) 598-1000

Johnson & Wales Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,126business management, accounting, finance, human resources management, international business, marketing, sales and marketing, merchandising and sales, fashion merchandising, ...
Cooking and Culinary Arts816pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management
Hospitality492hotel management, restaurant and food services management, hospitality administration, tourism promotion
Family and Social Work204foodservice management
Computer Science and Engineering159computer programming, information science, computer graphics, computer support, software engineering
Security and Law Enforcement154criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy145parks and recreation management
Education and Teaching112educational administration, business teaching, education courses
Animal Science and Care45equestrian studies
Engineering28various engineering courses
Engineering Technician26electronics tech, robotics tech, CAD and design, drafting and design tech
Law24legal assistant
Agricultural Science and Management11farm management

Number of programs and degrees for Johnson & Wales in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,45522
Bachelor's degree1,52326
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years113
Doctor's degree372
Master's degree4095
Post-master's certificate82

Johnson & Wales Student Body

In 2007-2008, Johnson & Wales had a total enrollment of 10,105 students (10,041 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 54%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 37%
20-21 29%
22-24 14%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York17%
New Jersey14%
Rhode Island12%
New Hampshire4%
State unknown1%

Johnson & Wales Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 17 %

Johnson & Wales Room and Board (2007)

Johnson & Wales offers campus housing for 3,653 of its 10,041 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Providence, Rhode Island for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Rhode Island Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Johnson & Wales Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Johnson & Wales Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,585
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,585
Room and board $ 8,892
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,250

Financial Aid:
Johnson & Wales participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 340400)

Johnson & Wales Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year22$76,54323$71,564
Associate professoracademic year67$62,81756$61,068
Assistant professoracademic year48$55,46227$51,820
Instructoracademic year26$49,03618$48,001
All faculty totalacademic year163$60,306124$59,104

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Johnson & Wales Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Track Great Northeast Athletic Conference

Johnson & Wales Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Engineering, Other

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism Promotion Operations

Legal Assistant/Paralegal


Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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Johnson & Wales Highlights

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What Sets Johnson & Wales Apart:

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Number of students
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Top 12%Johnson & Wales % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 16%Johnson & Wales Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Johnson & Wales % of degrees in family and social work

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