Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, WV 26416
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students1,020
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
American Baptist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs

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.   

Admissions Requirements:

  • 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
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 37
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 75.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1080
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$880/credit
In State Students$880/credit
Out of State Students$880/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $39,600 $39,600 $39,600
ADN 70 $61,600 $61,600 $61,600
BSN 125 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000
FNP 50 -- -- --
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 49% $4,581
Other Federal Grant 44% $231
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $3,488
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $16,198
Federal Student Loans 85% $9,965
Private Loans 5% $12,658


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$25,031

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
Alderson Broaddus University
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416

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