Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS 67401
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Kansas Wesleyan University is one of the twenty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Kansas. The campus is located in Salina town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 791 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 183 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 101 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 55%). Every year 32% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students791
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 56.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/1990 - 06/30/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1992 - 05/15/2015



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1090
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $30

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$280/credit
In State Students$280/credit
Out of State Students$280/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$480/credit
In State Students$480/credit
Out of State Students$480/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 $12,600 $12,600 $12,600
ADN 70 $19,600 $19,600 $19,600
BSN 125 $35,000 $35,000 $35,000
FNP 50 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000
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 Kansas Wesleyan 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 41% $4,268
Other Federal Grant 9% $2,067
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $3,141
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 95% $13,293
Federal Student Loans 88% $5,367
Private Loans 13% $10,932


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$23,266
$30,001 to $48,000$25,279
$48,001 to $75,000$26,824
$75,001 to $110,000$26,232
Over $110,000$27,383

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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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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Kansas Wesleyan University
100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina, KS 67401

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