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 LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students1,736|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Presbyterian Church (USA)
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||970 to 1160|
|ACT||18 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$960/credit|
|In State Students||$960/credit|
|Out of State Students||$960/credit|
|In District Students||$660/credit|
|In State Students||$660/credit|
|Out of State Students||$660/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||41%||$217|
|State Grant & Scholarships||47%||$3,551|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$10,899|
|Federal Student Loans||83%||$6,072|
$19,429Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.