West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, WV 26104
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West Virginia University at Parkersburg is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in a suburb, in Parkersburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,482 students attend the school. Every year 36% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students2,482
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg A.A.S degree is intended to prepare students qualified for the structured healthcare setting. The program is approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Application to WVU
  2. High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  3. Transcripts for all college level coursework
  4. ACT or ACCUPLACER score
  5. Complete HESI Admission Assessment Examination

The admission deadline for fall admission is the 15th of March and the deadline for spring admission is the 15th of September.  Students are admitted either as direct entry from high school or as transfers from a college program. The program will waive the need for ACT scores or ACCUPLACER scores for applicants who have a degree from an accredited institution.

Applicants who submit completed applications will be ranked according to a composite of their ACT and HESI scores as well as cumulative grade point averages. All applicants will be notified on the status of their application.

Successful applicants are required to submit documentation for a physical examination, drug screening and criminal background check. The college reserves the right to nullify the admission if students fail the drug screening or the criminal background check.

The school will dissolve the waiting list on the first day of class and students not accepted into the program will be required to reapply to the program for the next semester.

All students accepted into the program are required to attend a mandatory orientation sessions. Students who fail to attend the orientation will forfeit their place. 


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 31
Bachelor's degree 1 13
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 1

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1973 - 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$148/credit
In State Students$148/credit
Out of State Students$330/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 $6,660 $6,660 $14,850
ADN 70 $10,360 $10,360 $23,100
BSN 125 $18,500 $18,500 $41,250
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, 78% of West Virginia University at Parkersburg's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 55% $2,454
Other Federal Grant 6% $294
State Grant & Scholarships 41% $1,537
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $850
Federal Student Loans 25% $1,495
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$7,147
$30,001 to $48,000$7,273
$48,001 to $75,000$7,468
$75,001 to $110,000$9,324
Over $110,000$9,495

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104

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