West Virginia Wesleyan College
West Virginia Wesleyan College is one of the nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in Buckhannon town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,449 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 366 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 271 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 74%). Every year 50% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
West Virginia Wesleyan College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $29,574, and fees were $1,178. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $29,574 and $1,178 respectively.
|Campus LocaleRemote Town|
|Number of Students1,449|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
- 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.
- 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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||955 to 1170|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements 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.
|In District Students||$420/credit|
|In State Students||$420/credit|
|Out of State Students||$420/credit|
|In District Students||$607/credit|
|In State Students||$607/credit|
|Out of State Students||$607/credit|
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, 100% of West Virginia Wesleyan College'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||3%||$7,149|
|State Grant & Scholarships||56%||$5,443|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$20,454|
|Federal Student Loans||73%||$5,987|
$18,362Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,225|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,116|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,682|
|$75,001 to $110,000$18,933|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.