Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, PA 15370

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. 


Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 85
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 46
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 5

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Washington & Jefferson College
19.02 miles away
Wheeling Jesuit University
29.15 miles away
Duquesne University
38.54 miles away
Carlow University
39.13 miles away
Franciscan University of Steubenville
40.15 miles away
Chatham University
40.33 miles away
Robert Morris University
42.94 miles away
La Roche College
47.2 miles away
Alderson Broaddus University
51.72 miles away
West Virginia Wesleyan College
62.78 miles away


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
04/16/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 540
SAT: Math430 to 530
SAT: Writing420 to 520
ACT Composite19 to 25
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$12,836
30k to 48k$15,637
48k to 75k$16,980
75k to 110k$20,850
Over 110k$21,480
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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 $930.00 $930.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $660.00 $660.00

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: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing
Waynesburg University
51 W College St
Waynesburg, PA 15370

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