Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH 44017
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students3,791
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 7 26
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $25

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$784/credit
In State Students$784/credit
Out of State Students$784/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$833/credit
In State Students$833/credit
Out of State Students$833/credit

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 $35,280 $35,280 $35,280
ADN 70 $54,880 $54,880 $54,880
BSN 125 $98,000 $98,000 $98,000
FNP 50 $41,650 $41,650 $41,650
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, 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
Pell Grant 37% $4,654
Other Federal Grant 17% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $2,700
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $17,174
Federal Student Loans 96% $6,325
Private Loans 13% $11,629


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$17,934
$30,001 to $48,000$18,277
$48,001 to $75,000$22,018
$75,001 to $110,000$25,567
Over $110,000$28,545

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

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Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017

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