Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University (BW) is a private institution in Berea, Ohio. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Over 3,400 undergraduate students enrolled in the 2018 school year. BW was established in 1845 by Methodist settlers and became a university in 2012. Along with the main campus in Berea, the university operates a second campus in Warrensville Heights. Berea is a suburb of Cleveland and provides students with access to a major city while studying in a small suburb. The university currently offers over 80 majors, including one nursing major. These degree programs are managed through 27 different academic departments.
Baldwin Wallace University currently offers an accelerated BSN program for students who already have a Bachelor’s degree with a non-nursing major. This program was accredited by the CCNE in 2014. It is also approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN). The program is designed to be completed in just 15 months and includes a combination of classroom learning and clinical rotations. The clinical rotations are completed at the nearby Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights Ohio. The program requires students to complete prerequisite coursework before enrolling, which includes Human Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology. The most recent graduating class had a 100% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students3,791|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended|
|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||$784/credit|
|In State Students||$784/credit|
|Out of State Students||$784/credit|
|In District Students||$833/credit|
|In State Students||$833/credit|
|Out of State Students||$833/credit|
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, 99% of Baldwin Wallace 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||17%||$1,000|
|State Grant & Scholarships||26%||$2,700|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$17,174|
|Federal Student Loans||96%||$6,325|
$23,990Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$17,934|
|$30,001 to $48,000$18,277|
|$48,001 to $75,000$22,018|
|$75,001 to $110,000$25,567|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.