Wheeling Jesuit University
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 LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students1,124|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||910 to 1120|
|ACT||19 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Considered but not 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||$735/credit|
|In State Students||$735/credit|
|Out of State Students||$735/credit|
|In District Students||$525/credit|
|In State Students||$525/credit|
|Out of State Students||$525/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 Wheeling Jesuit University'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||41%||$1,065|
|State Grant & Scholarships||23%||$4,109|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||98%||$17,529|
|Federal Student Loans||77%||$6,074|
$18,250Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$13,220|
|$30,001 to $48,000$14,473|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,835|
|$75,001 to $110,000$21,321|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.