Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV 26003

Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) is a private Roman Catholic university. It was established in 1954 as Wheeling College. The Society of Jesus founded the college, which is one of 28 members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The college achieved university status in 1996 and now offers five graduate programs including a Master of Science in Nursing. The main two academic facilities on campus are the Acker Science Center and Donahue Hall. The science center is home to most of the classrooms and labs while Donahue Hall includes many labs, classrooms, and faculty offices.

Nursing programs offered at Wheeling Jesuit University include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, and RN to MSN programs. These options are accredited by the CCNE. The accelerated BSN program allows students with existing bachelor’s degrees to earn their BSN in 18 months after completing the prerequisite courses. The traditional BSN program includes four years of liberal arts courses and nursing courses. Both programs include clinical experiences at local facilities. Registered nurses may choose to work toward their BSNs or MSNs. Within the MSN program, students may choose from one of three specialty tracks including Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education Specialist.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN, RN to MSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 48
Nursing Administration Master's degree 4
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 49
Nursing Education Master's degree 8
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Wheeling Jesuit University

Franciscan University of Steubenville
21.37 miles away
Washington & Jefferson College
24.78 miles away
Waynesburg University
29.15 miles away
Robert Morris University
40.03 miles away
Duquesne University
44.64 miles away
Carlow University
46 miles away
Chatham University
47.99 miles away
La Roche College
49.63 miles away
Muskingum University
55.55 miles away
University of Mount Union
61.64 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1962 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading440 to 520
SAT: Math450 to 540
SAT: Writing440 to 510
ACT Composite18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor 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) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$14,319
30k to 48k$14,974
48k to 75k$16,772
75k to 110k$19,752
Over 110k$21,484
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

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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

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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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing
Wheeling Jesuit University
316 Washington Ave
Wheeling, WV 26003

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