Nursing Schools in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia is home to 45 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 18 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in West Virginia. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Complete List of Nursing Schools in West Virginia

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in West Virginia. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


West Virginia Wesleyan College

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,362
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.0%
RN Programs best-value score59.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
West Virginia University

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,486
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate96.7%
RN Programs best-value score79.1

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 offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
West Liberty University

West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,293
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.9%
RN Programs best-value score76.3

West Liberty University is a public university in West Liberty, West Virginia. It was established in 1837, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. However, it did not achieve university status until 2008. West Liberty offers over 70 undergraduate degrees and several ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$12,786
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.1%
RN Programs best-value score74.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, WV
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,555
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.8%
RN Programs best-value score93.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Mount Gay, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,525
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.8%
RN Programs best-value score99.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Marshall University

Marshall University

Huntington, WV
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,057
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.8%
RN Programs best-value score84.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
West Virginia Northern Community College

West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,309
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.3%
RN Programs best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
West Virginia University Institute of Technology

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Beckley, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,447
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate88.3%
RN Programs best-value score86.8

Programs offered

  • BSN
West Virginia University at Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,910
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.8%
RN Programs best-value score91.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,821
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.5%
RN Programs best-value score85.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Shepherd University

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,352
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.2%
RN Programs best-value score83.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,250
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.7%
RN Programs best-value score53.1

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 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown

West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown

Morgantown, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$16,225
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.1%
RN Programs best-value score58.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
Davis & Elkins College

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,220
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate78.3%
RN Programs best-value score50.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,604
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate77.9%
RN Programs best-value score84.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,794
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate75.1%
RN Programs best-value score49.5

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN
Salem International University

Salem International University

Salem, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,540
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate40.0%
RN Programs best-value score-7.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Academy of Careers and Technology

Academy of Careers and Technology

Beckley, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,118

Programs offered

  • LPN
American Public University System

American Public University System

Charles Town, WV
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$10,658

Programs offered

  • BSN
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing

B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing

Glen Dale, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$5,362

Programs offered

  • LPN
Cabell County Career Technology Center

Cabell County Career Technology Center

Huntington, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,609

Programs offered

  • LPN
Fayette Institute of Technology

Fayette Institute of Technology

Oak Hill, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,126

Programs offered

  • LPN
Fred W Eberle Technical Center

Fred W Eberle Technical Center

Buckhannon, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,930

Programs offered

  • LPN
Garnet Career Center

Garnet Career Center

Charleston, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,218

Programs offered

  • LPN
James Rumsey Technical Institute

James Rumsey Technical Institute

Martinsburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,214

Programs offered

  • LPN
John D Rockefeller IV Career Center

John D Rockefeller IV Career Center

New Cumberland, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,473

Programs offered

  • LPN
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

South Charleston, WV
Campus size
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Mercer County Technical Education Center

Mercer County Technical Education Center

Princeton, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,973

Programs offered

  • LPN
Mineral County Vocational Technical Center

Mineral County Vocational Technical Center

Keyser, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$1,190

Programs offered

  • LPN
Monongalia County Technical Education Center

Monongalia County Technical Education Center

Morgantown, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,146

Programs offered

  • LPN
New River Community and Technical College

New River Community and Technical College

Beaver, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,073

Programs offered

  • LPN
Putnam Career and Technical Center

Putnam Career and Technical Center

Eleanor, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$2,977

Programs offered

  • LPN
Roane-Jackson Technical Center

Roane-Jackson Technical Center

Leroy, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,856

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN
United Technical Center

United Technical Center

Clarksburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,444

Programs offered

  • LPN
Wood County School of Practical Nursing

Wood County School of Practical Nursing

Parkersburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$3,906

Programs offered

  • LPN
Glenville State College

Glenville State College

Glenville, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$12,591

Programs offered

  • BSN
Mountain State College

Mountain State College

Parkersburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$14,783

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Moorefield, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,677

Programs offered

  • ADN
Greenbrier County School of Practical Nursing

Greenbrier County School of Practical Nursing

Lewisburg, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Logan Mingo School of Practical Nursing

Logan Mingo School of Practical Nursing

Logan, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Mingo County Vocational Center

Mingo County Vocational Center

Delbarton, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Randolph County Vocational Center

Randolph County Vocational Center

Elkins, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Summers County Career Center

Summers County Career Center

Hinton, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Wyoming County Vocational Technical Center

Wyoming County Vocational Technical Center

Pineville, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Huntington (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Mountain State University (Closed in 2012)
BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN LPN to BSN

West Virginia's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


West Virginia's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


West Virginia Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 20,410 29.647 $29 $59,480
Nurse Anesthetists 490 0.718 $82 $170,970
Nurse Midwives 30 0.050 $47 $98,010
Nurse Practitioners 1,040 1.507 $45 $93,040
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 5,900 8.565 $17 $35,470
Nursing Assistants 7,900 11.473 $12 $24,800
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey