West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV 26201
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,449
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 11
Master's degree 0 5
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97%

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT955 to 1170
ACT19 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

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).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $50

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$420/credit
In State Students$420/credit
Out of State Students$420/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$607/credit
In State Students$607/credit
Out of State Students$607/credit

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 $18,900 $18,900 $18,900
ADN 70 $29,400 $29,400 $29,400
BSN 125 $52,500 $52,500 $52,500
FNP 50 $30,350 $30,350 $30,350
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, 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
Pell Grant 34% $4,841
Other Federal Grant 3% $7,149
State Grant & Scholarships 56% $5,443
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $20,454
Federal Student Loans 73% $5,987
Private Loans 7% $10,935


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$15,225
$30,001 to $48,000$15,116
$48,001 to $75,000$17,682
$75,001 to $110,000$18,933
Over $110,000$21,662

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201

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