William Jewell College
William Jewell College is a private liberal arts college in Liberty, Missouri. The college was founded in 1849 by the Missouri Baptist Convention. This affiliation continued until the college separated in 2003. It is now an independent college and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Over 40 academic programs are offered, along with 10 pre-professional programs. The college has received numerous recognitions in recent years, including rankings number 155 in the nation for best academic value in 2015. In 2013, the college completed construction on the Pryor Learning Commons. This 26,000 square foot facility houses a variety of innovation studios, along with a coffee shop, touchscreen televisions, a 3D printer, and a live Twitter wall.
The college offers three BSN programs that are accredited by the CCNE. There is a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN program. When enrolled in the traditional BSN program, students will begin their clinical placements at local clinics and through training at a simulation lab. The clinical learning begins during the second semester of the sophomore year and includes over 800 hours of experience. The program is designed to be completed in four years. However, the school also offers a three-year plan for students that want to start their career sooner.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students933|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||990 to 1240|
|ACT||23 to 28|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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|
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||$960/credit|
|In State Students||$960/credit|
|Out of State Students||$960/credit|
|In District Students||$400/credit|
|In State Students||$400/credit|
|Out of State Students||$400/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 William Jewell 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||27%||$1,573|
|State Grant & Scholarships||34%||$2,430|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$23,079|
|Federal Student Loans||93%||$5,827|
$20,916Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$15,821|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,521|
|$48,001 to $75,000$19,438|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,589|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.