Alderson Broaddus University
Alderson Broaddus University is one of the nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in Philippi town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,020 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 309 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 176 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 57%). Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Alderson Broaddus University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $26,400, and fees were $210. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $26,400 and $210 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students1,020|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Alderson-Broaddus College Department of Nursing RN-BSN Degree program is intended for students who already possess an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing.
The RN-BSN program is designed to be flexible to meet the demands of a busy professional schedule and other responsibilities. Classes are arranged to meet one weekend every month throughout the year at convenient locations.
- Applicants to the program are required to have a current unencumbered license as a RN professional Nurse
- Official transcripts for an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program
- Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher on all college level course work
Applicants who don’t meet some of the admissions requirements may be accepted on a provisional basis.
Students taking the program on a full time study basis can complete the program in an estimated 18 months. The program offers opportunities of converting past training and work experiences into credit towards the program.
The program also offers students opportunities to meet in seminar type settings whereby they can benefit from the range of experiences that other people can bring.
Students are required to complete 128 credits to graduate from the program with 25 credits of nursing credit to have been taken at Alderson Broaddus College.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1959 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
03/01/1974 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||930 to 1080|
|ACT||18 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$880/credit|
|In State Students||$880/credit|
|Out of State Students||$880/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Alderson Broaddus University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||44%||$231|
|State Grant & Scholarships||24%||$3,488|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$16,198|
|Federal Student Loans||85%||$9,965|
$17,794Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$12,944|
|$30,001 to $48,000$13,478|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,731|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,808|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.