William Paterson University of New Jersey
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 LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students10,252|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||930 to 1120|
|ACT||18 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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|
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||$406/credit|
|In State Students||$406/credit|
|Out of State Students||$671/credit|
|In District Students||$696/credit|
|In State Students||$696/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,085/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, 90% of William Paterson University of New Jersey'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||10%||$1,234|
|State Grant & Scholarships||40%||$5,365|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||28%||$6,776|
|Federal Student Loans||67%||$5,279|
$14,779Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$12,898|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,468|
|$48,001 to $75,000$18,754|
|$75,001 to $110,000$21,220|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.