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Johnson & Wales University - Online

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Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Johnson & Wales University - Online is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

500 Full-Time Undergraduates
$13,365 Avg In-State Tuition

Where Is Johnson & Wales University - Online?


Contact details for JWU Online are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8 Abbott Park Pl, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-598-1000

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Can I Afford JWU Online?

$13,365 In-State Tuition
83% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
During the 2021-2022 academic year, part-time students at JWU Online paid $495 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $13,365 $13,365
Books and Supplies $1,400 $1,400

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At JWU Online, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $9,500 a year. That adds up to $38,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JWU Online is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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Johnson & Wales University - Online Undergraduate Student Diversity

500 Full-Time Undergraduates
74% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,571 undergraduate students at JWU Online, with 500 being full-time and 1,071 being part-time.


There are also 778 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 500 full-time undergraduates at JWU Online, 26% are male and 74% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Johnson & Wales University - Online students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 128
Hispanic or Latino 63
White 228
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 51

Geographic Diversity

Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Johnson & Wales University - Online. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Johnson & Wales University - Online

2,349 Took All Classes Online
2,349 Took At Least One Class Online
28.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 93 bachelor’s degree and 78 master’s degree programs available online at JWU Online. In 2020-2021, 2,349 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at JWU Online has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Rhode Island for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of JWU Online

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Johnson & Wales University - Online was 28.6%. This is the #549 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at JWU Online regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at JWU Online ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences #22
Health Sciences & Services #35

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Johnson & Wales University - Online Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 4 4
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 0 0

Johnson & Wales University - Online Trades

In 2021-2022, Johnson & Wales University - Online awarded 8 undergraduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards by award type for each trade program. Basic certificates are awards that are completed in less than a year, and undergraduate certificates are those awards that take between one and four years.

Major Basic Certificates Undergrad Certificates Associate’s Bachelor’s
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 4
Total 0 0 0 8


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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