West Virginia University
West Virginia University (WVU) is a public institution in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and was established in 1867. WVU started as the Agricultural College of West Virginia. However, it quickly began expanding its range of programs beyond agriculture. By the 1970s, the student population had exceeded 22,000 students. Over the years, the campus has grown to accommodate the increased demand. The Morgantown campus includes three sub-campuses. The downtown campus includes many buildings from the early days of the university, including eight buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. WVU is now organized into 15 different degree-granting schools and colleges, including the WVU School of Nursing.
The WVU School of Nursing offers several nursing programs, including programs for traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. They also offer graduate-level programs such as MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and Ph.D. programs. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The traditional BSN program includes training at two state-of-the-art simulation centers and through clinical experiences at nearby healthcare facilities. Students may also participate in the WVU Health Sciences Student Computer Program, which provides students with laptops that they may use through graduation.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students28,406|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||2|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||5|
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
07/01/1965 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1930 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/23/1997 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/23/1997 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1020 to 1210|
|ACT||21 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Recommendations Neither required nor 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.
|In District Students||$349/credit|
|In State Students||$349/credit|
|Out of State Students||$984/credit|
|In District Students||$525/credit|
|In State Students||$525/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,355/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, 93% of West Virginia 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||10%||$1,125|
|State Grant & Scholarships||37%||$4,859|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||68%||$5,875|
|Federal Student Loans||56%||$5,316|
$11,486Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,513|
|$30,001 to $48,000$9,112|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,281|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,725|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- West Virginia University/SAE Engineering Scholarship
- Cupelli Family Scholarship
- University Merit - Non-Resident Scholarship
- West Virginia University Institute of Technology - National Merit Scholarship
- West Virginia University - Parkersburg - National Merit Scholarship
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.