Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV 26554

Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, Fairmont State University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission that operates 10 campuses in Bluefield, Fairmont, Buckhannon, Charleston, Huntington, Eleanor, Shepherdstown, Clarksburg, Morgantown, Keyser.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 3430 and 2228 students were accepted.

Fairmont State University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $5,216 and fees $1,734. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $12,720 and $1,946 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. BSN
  3. ADN

    The Fairmont State University School of Nursing offers an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. The program is designed to offer quality education top prepare students for patient care in a healthcare setting.

    The program consists of a balanced proportion of general education courses with nursing requirements.

    Students in the program are offered the opportunity for practical experience at the on-site laboratory and high technology simulation laboratories in addition to experience at healthcare facilities including hospitals and nursing homes in the area.

    Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. Official high school transcript and GED equivalency certificate
    2. College transcripts for all college level coursework
    3. ACT/SAT scores
    4. TEAS Scores (to be completed by the 1st of December)
    5. A minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 for all pre-requisite courses

    Nursing applications should be submitted to the program by the 1st of December. Students who had applied in the past and were not accepted need to reapply because the college does not maintain a waiting list.

    Applicants who have changed their name since earning their high school diploma or earned college credit need to inform the admissions office of the change in name.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 68
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 59

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Fairmont State University

West Virginia University
15.1 miles away
Randolph County Vocational Center
40.95 miles away
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly
41.63 miles away
California University of Pennsylvania
42.7 miles away
West Liberty University
52.27 miles away
Glenville State College
52.31 miles away
UPMC St. Margaret - McKeesport Hospital Campus
61.56 miles away
Frostburg State University
66.35 miles away
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
67.09 miles away
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
74.14 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1970 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
11/12/1997 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading410 to 510
SAT: Math410 to 510
ACT Composite18 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 Neither required nor 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,295
30k to 48k$8,497
48k to 75k$10,612
75k to 110k$13,354
Over 110k$14,350
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $281.00 $603.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $405.00 $880.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

AIA West Virginia Scholarship

Applicant must be a student enrolled at Fairmont State University in a four-year non-professional B.S.Arch. program.

Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Applicants who are registered nurses must have a current license to practice as an RN, have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program [...]

Gustavus B. Capito Fund for Nursing Education

Applicant must be a Charleston, WV resident enrolled as a full time student in an accredited nursing program in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Eleanora G. Wylie Scholarship for Nursing

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full time at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate good moral character. Preference given to [...]

Mary T. Price Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Logan High School who plans to enroll in a field of study in registered nursing from an accredited college in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA and [...]

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing
Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554

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