West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Beckley, WV 25801
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West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) is located in Beckley, West Virginia. WVU Tech was established way back in 1895 and has gone through a large number of name changes and other alterations over the years. It serves over 1000 students and is capable of awarding various bachelor’s degrees. One of the most popular programs at the school is the robust engineering program. WVU Tech also has a very good athletics department for students to enjoy. There are many different team sports available for students to consider at this school.

The WVU Tech nursing program has proven to be a very popular program throughout the years. The school has the distinction of being the only public institution in the southern portion of West Virginia that offers a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The curriculum of the program is thorough and nurses from WVU Tech go on to have lucrative careers in the field. The BSN program at WVU Tech has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students1,623
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.3%

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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT950 to 1180
ACT21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$290/credit
In State Students$290/credit
Out of State Students$731/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

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 $13,050 $13,050 $32,895
ADN 70 $20,300 $20,300 $51,170
BSN 125 $36,250 $36,250 $91,375
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, 96% of West Virginia University Institute of Technology'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% $4,581
Other Federal Grant 17% $894
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $3,800
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 65% $4,820
Federal Student Loans 53% $4,900
Private Loans 3% $9,502


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$6,828
$30,001 to $48,000$6,742
$48,001 to $75,000$10,430
$75,001 to $110,000$11,287
Over $110,000$13,436

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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 Institute of Technology
512 South Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801

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