West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV 26201

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private, not for profit institution, located in Buckhannon, West Virginia. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 1,730 and 1,337 students were accepted.

West Virginia Wesleyan College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $28,574 and fees $1,178. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,574 and $1,178 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Family Nurse Practitioner
  2. BSN

    The West Virginia Wesleyan College University Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a program preparing students for a career in the nursing profession. The program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

    Students are prepared for the theoretical and practical aspects of a career in nursing forming the foundation for professional nursing and further graduate studies.

    Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for National Examinations for licensing to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse.

    Admissions Requirements:

    1. Applications to the nursing program will be reviewed on the basis of a combined assessment of high school GPA and total SAT scores or composite ACT scores. The program has limited space available for direct admission students.
    2. Students who have already completed some degree of college level course work can apply to transfer to the program. Students transferring from another institution and/or another major are required to show proof of a minimum of 3.0 GPA for all college level course work and all pre-requisite courses to the program will need to have been completed with a ‘C’ grade or higher.

    Registered Nurses are admitted to the program on the basis of academic records and the availability of space. Registered Nurses applying to the program are required a minimum of a 2.5 GPA or higher for all college level coursework and an unencumbered license to practice. 


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 15
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 1
Nursing Administration Master's degree 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 10
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Master's degree 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 2
Nursing Education Master's degree 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Alderson Broaddus University
14.71 miles away
Davis & Elkins College
20.35 miles away
Waynesburg University
62.78 miles away
Wheeling Jesuit University
78.75 miles away
Eastern Mennonite University
80.4 miles away
Washington & Jefferson College
81.58 miles away
University of Charleston
88.16 miles away
Franciscan University of Steubenville
98.07 miles away
Duquesne University
100.62 miles away
Carlow University
100.97 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1942 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
11/01/2011 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1971 - 06/30/2016
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 550
SAT: Math450 to 560
SAT: Writing400 to 530
ACT Composite20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$15,493
30k to 48k$16,223
48k to 75k$17,253
75k to 110k$20,068
Over 110k$22,099
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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 $405.00 $405.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $558.00 $558.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Applicants who are registered nurses must have a current license to practice as an RN, have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program [...]

Gustavus B. Capito Fund for Nursing Education

Applicant must be a Charleston, WV resident enrolled as a full time student in an accredited nursing program in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Eleanora G. Wylie Scholarship for Nursing

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full time at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate good moral character. Preference given to [...]

Mary T. Price Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Logan High School who plans to enroll in a field of study in registered nursing from an accredited college in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA and [...]

Bernice Pickens Parsons Fund Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of West Virginia; preference will be given to Jackson County residents. Applicant must be planning to major in the fields of library science, nursing, or [...]

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201

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