William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ 07470

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution with both undergrad and graduate programs. It was founded in 1855, making it the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New Jersey. The university started as the Paterson City Normal School, offering training to teachers for New Jersey schools. Over the years, the university has expanded and included more programs. The university is now organized into five colleges. The College of Science and health offers nursing programs, along with a variety of medical majors. The campus is in Wayne, New Jersey, which makes it part of the New York City metropolitan area. 

Five nursing programs are offered at the school. Baccalaureate options include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. There is also a master’s program and a doctoral program. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. Students that are enrolled in the BSN programs receive clinical training guided by faculty at various healthcare settings throughout the region. The school also has a state-of-the-art learning center on campus that provides a large inventory of hospital equipment, supplies, and audio-visual materials. The MSN program includes four different specialty tracks, including Adult-Gerontology, Administration, Education, and Family Nurse Practitioner. 


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 72
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 16
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 2

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from William Paterson University of New Jersey

Dover Business College - Clifton
4.71 miles away
Ramapo College of New Jersey
6.05 miles away
Center for Advanced Training and Studies
12.26 miles away
Rutgers University-Newark
14.21 miles away
Merit Technical Institute
14.28 miles away
Manhattan Adult Learning Center
15.38 miles away
CUNY Lehman College
16.67 miles away
CUNY Hunter College
17.34 miles away
New Jersey City University
17.34 miles away
CUNY Graduate School and University Center
17.71 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
06/11/2015 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
03/03/2000 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading440 to 540
SAT: Math450 to 540
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 Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$13,710
30k to 48k$14,759
48k to 75k$18,706
75k to 110k$20,645
Over 110k$21,551
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $319.00 $579.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $611.00 $992.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

C. R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship

the scholarship is offered  annually to a student pursuing nursing in a New Jersey college. Applicants must display a high level of academic achievement, leadership ability and must [...]

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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Health Research and Educational Trust Health Career Scholarships

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing
William Paterson University of New Jersey
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470

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