West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV 26506
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students28,406
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 33 163
Master's degree 4 42
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 2
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1020 to 1210
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $60

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$349/credit
In State Students$349/credit
Out of State Students$984/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$525/credit
In State Students$525/credit
Out of State Students$1,355/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 $15,705 $15,705 $44,280
ADN 70 $24,430 $24,430 $68,880
BSN 125 $43,625 $43,625 $123,000
FNP 50 $26,250 $26,250 $67,750
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, 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
Pell Grant 28% $4,304
Other Federal Grant 10% $1,125
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $4,859
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 68% $5,875
Federal Student Loans 56% $5,316
Private Loans 9% $14,886


Average Net Price
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$8,513
$30,001 to $48,000$9,112
$48,001 to $75,000$12,281
$75,001 to $110,000$14,725
Over $110,000$15,110

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.
West Virginia University
PO Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506

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