University of Charleston

Charleston, WV 25304
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University of Charleston is one of the nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Charleston.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,481 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 343 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 202 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 59%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Charleston's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $29,400, and fees were $1,000. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $29,400 and $1,000 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students2,481
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 11 21
Bachelor's degree 5 25
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.1%

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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
03/01/1967 - 06/30/2013
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/1992 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT860 to 1030
ACT18 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not 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 $25
Graduates $50

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$380/credit
In State Students$380/credit
Out of State Students$380/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$425/credit
In State Students$425/credit
Out of State Students$425/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 $17,100 $17,100 $17,100
ADN 70 $26,600 $26,600 $26,600
BSN 125 $47,500 $47,500 $47,500
FNP 50 $21,250 $21,250 $21,250
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, 98% of University of Charleston's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $4,411
Other Federal Grant 13% $679
State Grant & Scholarships 43% $3,792
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 85% $25,956
Federal Student Loans 85% $6,024
Private Loans 9% $10,825


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$12,417
$30,001 to $48,000$15,073
$48,001 to $75,000$13,639
$75,001 to $110,000$15,952
Over $110,000$15,067

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304

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