Westmoreland County Community College

Youngwood, PA 15697

Westmoreland County Community College is located in Youngwood, Pennsylvania. The school also has various education centers that serve the purpose of being alternative educational facilities. Many evening courses are offered at these education centers. Westmoreland was established back in 1970 and it now serves around 5500 students. Westmoreland has many different associate’s degree programs and there are also several diploma and certificate options. It has been ensuring that the community has access to comprehensive educational programs for several decades and continues to improve its offerings over time.

The Westmoreland nursing department gives students the chance to earn associate’s degrees in nursing. There are also advanced placement options for qualifying LPNs who are looking to become RNs. The success rates on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam for students at Westmoreland are generally higher than the national average. This schools nursing program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Westmoreland’s associate’s degree in nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 119
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1978 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
10/01/2003 - Current

Admission

100%

Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$124/credit
In State Students$248/credit
Out of State Students$372/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $5,580 $11,160 $16,740
ADN 70 $8,680 $17,360 $26,040
BSN 125 $15,500 $31,000 $46,500
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, 80% of Westmoreland County Community 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 53% $4,147
Other Federal Grant 11% $346
State Grant & Scholarships 35% $1,576
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 6% $1,772
Federal Student Loans 55% $5,197
Private Loans 2% $6,336

$6,913

Average Net Price/year
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$6,018
$30,001 to $48,000$6,681
$48,001 to $75,000$9,264
$75,001 to $110,000$11,027
Over $110,000$11,217

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Student Population

5,084

Undergrads

0

Graduates

3,102

Women

1,982

Men

43%

Full-time

57%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
90%
Black/African American
4%
Two or more races
3%
Hispanic
2%
Non-resident alien
1%
Asian
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%

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

Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697
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