West Virginia Northern Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College is one of the ten public 2-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Wheeling.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,650 students attend the school. Every year 19% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
West Virginia Northern Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,240, and fees were $796. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,382 and $796 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students1,650|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
The West Virginia Northern Community College Nursing program prepares students to provide direct patient care in a range of healthcare settings.
The program has adopted the National League for Nursing Educational Core Competencies for Graduates of Associate Degree Nursing Programs.
Graduates from the program will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Exam to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
- High school transcript or GED equivalency certificate
- Standardized examination scores
- Official transcripts for all college level coursework
- Proof of immunization for measles and rubella
The program enrolls a limited number of candidates and applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their academic records, and standardized records.
The admission period for the semester beginning in August is between the 1st of October and the 1st of March and the admission period for classes beginning in January the admission period is between the 1st of October and the 1st of December the previous year. The program highly recommends early application.
A criminal background check is required as students convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor may be denied licensing or privileges to take part in clinical practice in some healthcare facilities.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||8||62|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1977 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$135/credit|
|In State Students||$135/credit|
|Out of State Students||$433/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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, 90% of West Virginia Northern Community College'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||7%||$749|
|State Grant & Scholarships||42%||$2,683|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||10%||$815|
|Federal Student Loans||27%||$3,934|
$4,309Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$3,271|
|$30,001 to $48,000$3,865|
|$48,001 to $75,000$5,795|
|$75,001 to $110,000$7,918|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.