Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV 26003

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
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 26
Master's degree 0 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT910 to 1120
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$735/credit
In State Students$735/credit
Out of State Students$735/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$525/credit
In State Students$525/credit
Out of State Students$525/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 $33,075 $33,075 $33,075
ADN 70 $51,450 $51,450 $51,450
BSN 125 $91,875 $91,875 $91,875
FNP 50 $26,250 $26,250 $26,250
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 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
Pell Grant 46% $4,079
Other Federal Grant 41% $1,065
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $4,109
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $17,529
Federal Student Loans 77% $6,074
Private Loans 6% $9,873


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$13,220
$30,001 to $48,000$14,473
$48,001 to $75,000$15,835
$75,001 to $110,000$21,321
Over $110,000$23,406

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Applicants who are registered nurses must have a current license to practice as an RN, have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program in ...

Gustavus B. Capito Fund for Nursing Education

Applicant must be a Charleston, WV resident enrolled as a full time student in an accredited nursing program in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Eleanora G. Wylie Scholarship for Nursing

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full time at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate good moral character. Preference given to applicants ...

Mary T. Price Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Logan High School who plans to enroll in a field of study in registered nursing from an accredited college in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA and composite ...

Bernice Pickens Parsons Fund Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of West Virginia; preference will be given to Jackson County residents. Applicant must be planning to major in the fields of library science, nursing, or ...

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

Wheeling Jesuit University
316 Washington Ave
Wheeling, WV 26003

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