Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing

Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing is one of the 26 private 2-year, not-for-profit colleges in Pennsylvania. Its campus is small in size and located in Pittsburgh. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 14 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 7 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 50%).

Every year 59% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $7,560, and fees were $1,695. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,560 and $1,695 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate50%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 6 47
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.6%

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0.95 miles away
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2.84 miles away
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4.77 miles away
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24.88 miles away
Trinity Health System School of Nursing
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Jameson Health System
43.62 miles away
Commonwealth Technical Institute
53.65 miles away
Huron School of Nursing
112.5 miles away


Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
12/01/1958 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

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 $50
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

No Info Available

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $3,467
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $2,002
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 100% $2,908
Private Loans 50% $10,775


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$15,005
$30,001 to $48,000$21,709
$48,001 to $75,000--
$75,001 to $110,000$22,825
Over $110,000--

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing
4900 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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