West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, WV 26003
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students1,650
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs

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.

Admission Requirements:

  1. High school transcript or GED equivalency certificate
  2. Standardized examination scores
  3. Official transcripts for all college level coursework
  4. 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
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 40
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 8 62

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$135/credit
In State Students$135/credit
Out of State Students$433/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $6,075 $6,075 $19,485
ADN 70 $9,450 $9,450 $30,310
BSN 125 $16,875 $16,875 $54,125
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, 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
Pell Grant 71% $4,785
Other Federal Grant 7% $749
State Grant & Scholarships 42% $2,683
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $815
Federal Student Loans 27% $3,934
Private Loans -- --


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$3,271
$30,001 to $48,000$3,865
$48,001 to $75,000$5,795
$75,001 to $110,000$7,918
Over $110,000$9,701

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
West Virginia Northern Community College
1704 Market St.
Wheeling, WV 26003

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