Fairmont State University
Fairmont State University is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in Fairmont town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,886 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 763 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 496 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%). Every year 37% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Fairmont State's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,216, and fees were $1,734. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $12,720 and $1,946 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students3,886|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
- Official high school transcript and GED equivalency certificate
- College transcripts for all college level coursework
- ACT/SAT scores
- TEAS Scores (to be completed by the 1st of December)
- 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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||940 to 1140|
|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 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|
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||$281/credit|
|In State Students||$281/credit|
|Out of State Students||$603/credit|
|In District Students||$405/credit|
|In State Students||$405/credit|
|Out of State Students||$880/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, 92% of Fairmont State 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||8%||$645|
|State Grant & Scholarships||60%||$3,815|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||28%||$2,350|
|Federal Student Loans||60%||$6,975|
$8,821Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,014|
|$30,001 to $48,000$8,210|
|$48,001 to $75,000$10,844|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,482|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.