West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV 26506

West Virginia University (WVU) is a public institution in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and was established in 1867. WVU started as the Agricultural College of West Virginia. However, it quickly began expanding its range of programs beyond agriculture. By the 1970s, the student population had exceeded 22,000 students. Over the years, the campus has grown to accommodate the increased demand. The Morgantown campus includes three sub-campuses. The downtown campus includes many buildings from the early days of the university, including eight buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. WVU is now organized into 15 different degree-granting schools and colleges, including the WVU School of Nursing.

The WVU School of Nursing offers several nursing programs, including programs for traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. They also offer graduate-level programs such as MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and Ph.D. programs. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program includes training at two state-of-the-art simulation centers and through clinical experiences at nearby healthcare facilities. Students may also participate in the WVU Health Sciences Student Computer Program, which provides students with laptops that they may use through graduation.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN, RN to MSN
  3. DNP, PhD
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 215
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 37
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 2
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 3

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from West Virginia University

Fairmont State University
15.1 miles away
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly
26.71 miles away
California University of Pennsylvania
30.04 miles away
Randolph County Vocational Center
48.05 miles away
UPMC St. Margaret - McKeesport Hospital Campus
49.47 miles away
West Liberty University
50.14 miles away
Frostburg State University
54.24 miles away
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
55.91 miles away
Glenville State College
67.39 miles away
Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center
73.67 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
07/01/1965 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1930 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/23/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/23/1997 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading455 to 560
SAT: Math460 to 570
ACT Composite21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor 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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,769
30k to 48k$8,397
48k to 75k$10,947
75k to 110k$13,832
Over 110k$14,504
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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

West Virginia University/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Cupelli Family Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Fayette County, PA planning to attend the University of Pittsburgh or West Virginia University as a full-time student. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

University Merit - Non-Resident Scholarship

Applicant must be a non-resident student who is named as a finalist by the National Merit Corporation and who designates West Virginia University as their school of first choice by the National [...]

West Virginia University Institute of Technology - National Merit Scholarship

Applicant must be a National Merit Finalist who has designated West Virginia University Institute of Technology as his or her first-choice institution when completing the scholarship [...]

West Virginia University - Parkersburg - National Merit Scholarship

Applicant must be a National Merit Finalist who has designated West Virginia University - Parkersburg as his or her first-choice institution when completing the scholarship application. [...]

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing
West Virginia University
PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506

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