West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, WV 26003

Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, West Virginia Northern Community College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of West Virginia Community and Technical College System that operates 5 campuses in Martinsburg, Beaver, Wheeling, Fairmont, Huntington.

West Virginia Northern Community College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

West Virginia Northern Community College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,144 and fees $540. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,080 and $540 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN to ADN
  2. ADN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 49
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 35

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from West Virginia Northern Community College

Belmont College
12.89 miles away
Eastern Gateway Community College
21.73 miles away
Community College of Allegheny County
45.67 miles away
Community College of Beaver County
46.32 miles away
Washington State Community College
57.8 miles away
Westmoreland County Community College
62.17 miles away
Stark State College
67.15 miles away
Butler County Community College
67.6 miles away
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
77.93 miles away
Fortis College - Cuyahoga Falls
84.21 miles away


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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$3,573
30k to 48k$4,938
48k to 75k$6,387
75k to 110k$8,318
Over 110k$9,687
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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 $131.00 $420.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

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 West Virginia state board of nursing
West Virginia Northern Community College
1704 Market St.
Wheeling, WV 26003

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