William Jewell College

Liberty, MO 64068

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
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1240
ACT23 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
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

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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$960/credit
In State Students$960/credit
Out of State Students$960/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$400/credit
In State Students$400/credit
Out of State Students$400/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 $43,200 $43,200 $43,200
ADN 70 $67,200 $67,200 $67,200
BSN 125 $120,000 $120,000 $120,000
FNP 50 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000
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 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
Pell Grant 27% $4,825
Other Federal Grant 27% $1,573
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $2,430
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $23,079
Federal Student Loans 93% $5,827
Private Loans 11% $10,268


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$15,821
$30,001 to $48,000$14,521
$48,001 to $75,000$19,438
$75,001 to $110,000$22,589
Over $110,000$23,650

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Student Population













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

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

William Jewell College
500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068

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