Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Shepherd 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 1546 and 1421 students were accepted.

Shepherd University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $5,230 and fees $1,940. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $14,592 and $2,890 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Fringe
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN Closed
  2. RN to BSN
  3. BSN

    The Shepherd University Nursing Education program is designed to educate professional nurses to enter the field of nursing as generalists through different tracks.

    The program is accredited by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

    Admissions Requirements:

    Applicants seeking to enter the program directly from high school are expected to meet the admission requirements for the University to enter as pre-nursing students. The program has a limited enrollment.  

    Students designated as pre-nursing can be admitted by the nursing program upon fulfilling the following criteria:

    1. Complete pre-requisite courses and required credit hours
    2. Maintain a minimum of a 2.7 cumulative GPA
    3. Complete separate application for the Nursing department
    4. Meet with academic advisor by the 1st of March for prospective admission to the program in the fall or by the 1st of October for enrollment in the spring semester

    The following are program specific requirements for students accepted to the program:

    • Complete health assessment before the 2st of July for fall admission (includes test for TB)
    • Current CPR certification for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association
    • Attend annual orientation for the nursing department
    • Submit to a criminal background check and drug screening
    • Submit test scores for standardized testing

    The nursing program at Shepherd also offers an RN-BSN track that allows for professional development for nurse practitioners. Admission to the program requires official transcript for all college level course work in addition to all program specific requirements that are required for students admitted through the traditional entry track. 


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 80
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Shepherd University

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto
31.37 miles away
ECPI University - Manassas Campus
46.45 miles away
George Mason University
49.44 miles away
University of the District of Columbia
52.05 miles away
Star College
53.33 miles away
American International Institute of Health
55 miles away
University of Maryland-University College
55.03 miles away
ALMA School of Nursing and Allied Health
55.25 miles away
Alexandria City Schools
55.38 miles away
University of Maryland-College Park
55.71 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1950 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1992 - 12/31/2011
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading440 to 550
SAT: Math430 to 530
ACT Composite19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
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$7,744
30k to 48k$8,595
48k to 75k$11,947
75k to 110k$13,863
Over 110k$14,586
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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 $293.00 $722.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $435.00 $622.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing
Shepherd University
301 North King St
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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