West Virginia University at Parkersburg
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.
|Campus LocaleSmall Suburb|
|Number of Students2,482|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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.
- Application to WVU
- High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
- Transcripts for all college level coursework
- ACT or ACCUPLACER score
- 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|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||1|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$148/credit|
|In State Students||$148/credit|
|Out of State Students||$330/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, 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|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$294|
|State Grant & Scholarships||41%||$1,537|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||12%||$850|
|Federal Student Loans||25%||$1,495|
$6,910Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.