James Rumsey Technical Institute

Martinsburg, WV 25403

James Rumsey Technical Institute is one of the 14 public less than two year colleges in West Virginia. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Martinsburg. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 76% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.


Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
LevelLess than two year
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate93%

Nursing Programs Offered

The James Rumsey Licensed Practical Nurse Program is designed students to provide efficient nursing care. The program proceeds in a progression from the simple to the complex elements with each progression including theoretical and clinical components. 

The LPN program is accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. 

The program serves as a basis for continued education to meet the requirements for advanced licensure as required by the regulations of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses.

Admission Requirement

  1. Candidates must attend an orientation
  2. Submit application and be prepared to pay $50.00 nonrefundable application fee upon acceptance. 
  3. Take pre-admission test by mid-March.
  4. Provide verification of graduation upon acceptance. (High school transcript or GED must be mailed directly to us from the school or board of education, and must have an official seal).
  5. Must be in good physical health (verified by a physical exam). Drug screen (approximately $40.00) and FBI background check (approximately $25.00) required. Must be able to lift 40 pounds from floor to waist and stand for long periods of time.
  6. Candidates who score the minimum required percentiles, both total and reading, will be asked to attend an interview and provide three letters of reference from previous school officials or employers. Upon notification of acceptance, submit $50.00 nonrefundable application fee.

Evaluations for the program depend in the completion of each clinical rotation with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA required for each rotation.

The clinical elements of the program are divided into 5 rotations with a score of 80% or more required for each rotation. Clinical opportunities are offered at a range of healthcare sites.   

 Student transferring to the program are required to submit:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Official transcript from an accredited program (credits earned within the past two years)
  3. Letter of reference

All applicants to the program are expected to have liability coverage and malpractice insurance.  Applicants are also required to submit to health assessment and criminal background check prior to attending clinical rotations. 

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 13


Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
09/30/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

No Info Available

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of James Rumsey Technical Institute's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 48% $3,939
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,484
State Grant & Scholarships 5% $1,640
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 5% $1,463
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
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$11,214
$30,001 to $48,000$11,214
$48,001 to $75,000$15,029
$75,001 to $110,000$16,329
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.

James Rumsey Technical Institute
3274 Hedgesville Road
Martinsburg, WV 25403

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