Salem International University
Salem International University is one of the three private, for-profit 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in a rural area, in Salem.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,126 students attend the school. Every year 22% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Salem International University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $16,500, and fees were $200. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,500 and $200 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Rural|
|Number of Students1,126|
|Student to Faculty Ratio24:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Salem International University School of Nursing is a designed on the basis of the career advancement pathway. The Salem practical nursing program meets the requirements the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses.
The School of Nursing at Salem University offers an online Registered Nurse to BSN bridge degree completion program for licensed Registered nurses in good standing desiring to further their professional career by earning their BSN. The courses are offered online to ensure the maximum amount of flexibility to fit with the demands of a professional career.
The nursing program comprises of 66 semester credits and requires students to achieve a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 2.5 or higher to graduate. Students are also required earn a ‘C’ grade or above to maintain a 2.5 average for all nursing courses and meet the minimum score designated on the comprehensive final exam.
Graduates from the nursing program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
- Official high school transcripts or GED equivalency certificate
- Official transcripts for all college level coursework (if applicable)
- ACCUPLACER Assessment
The nursing program has program specific requirements that include a recent physical assessment including the required immunizations, a criminal background check and references.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||4|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
|In District Students||$617/credit|
|In State Students||$617/credit|
|Out of State Students||$617/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, 95% of Salem International 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||71%||$475|
|State Grant & Scholarships||9%||$2,475|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||35%||$5,559|
|Federal Student Loans||81%||$9,090|
$19,540Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$19,625|
|$30,001 to $48,000$18,700|
|$48,001 to $75,000$21,067|
|$75,001 to $110,000$24,308|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.