Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, PA 15370
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The Cumberland Presbyterian Church established Waynesburg University in 1849 as a private institution in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officially chartered the university in 1850. The campus is in the hills of the southwestern region of Pennsylvania. It also includes three adult centers in nearby cities. While the university started with just a few programs, it now offers over 70 majors and minors, including nursing. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Waynesburg University promotes Christian and community values through weekly chapel services, bible studies, and faith and services mission trips. 

The nursing programs available at the Waynesburg University Department of Nursing include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. The university also has an MSN program and a DNP program. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program is considered one of the top nursing programs in the country. In 2018, 100% of BSN graduates passed the NCLEX-RN exam on their first try. The school achieves high pass rates thanks to one-on-one attention and high academic standards. The MSN program includes four specialty tracks, including Administration, Education, Nursing Informatics, and Dual Administration and Education. The university also offers post-master's certification in nursing informatics. 

Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Level4-year
TypePrivate
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 102
Master's degree 5 23
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.7%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1950 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
04/16/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
10/09/2004 - Current

Admission

95%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1160
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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 --

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$960/credit
In State Students$960/credit
Out of State Students$960/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$660/credit
In State Students$660/credit
Out of State Students$660/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 $43,200 $43,200 $43,200
ADN 70 $67,200 $67,200 $67,200
BSN 125 $120,000 $120,000 $120,000
FNP 50 $33,000 $33,000 $33,000
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, 100% of Waynesburg 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% $4,004
Other Federal Grant 41% $217
State Grant & Scholarships 47% $3,551
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $10,899
Federal Student Loans 83% $6,072
Private Loans 17% $11,805

$19,429

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$15,217
$30,001 to $48,000$15,649
$48,001 to $75,000$18,981
$75,001 to $110,000$20,262
Over $110,000$22,894

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Student Population

1,376

Undergrads

360

Graduates

1,050

Women

686

Men

82%

Full-time

18%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
84%
Race/ethnicity unknown
6%
Black/African American
4%
Two or more races
3%
Hispanic
2%
Asian
1%
Non-resident alien
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Waynesburg University
51 W College St
Waynesburg, PA 15370
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