Nursing Schools in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia is home to 47 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 19 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in West Virginia.

Best RN Programs in West Virginia


NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Complete List of Nursing Schools in West Virginia

Listed below are all nursing schools in West Virginia. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 47 nursing schools in the state of West Virginia. And according to our database 2 schools have been closed permanently.

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West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate97.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$18,768

Programs offered

  • BSN

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$10,814

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, WV
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate95.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$7,336

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Moorefield, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate94.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$4,129

Programs offered

  • ADN

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Mount Gay, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$4,010

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate93.3%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$17,834

Programs offered

  • BSN

West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$12,285

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

Marshall University

Huntington, WV
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate88.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$9,037

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN
  • RN to BSN

West Virginia Northern Community College

Wheeling, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$3,982

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate87.5%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$8,738

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Montgomery, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate85.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$8,674

Programs offered

  • BSN

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate84.4%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$8,121

Programs offered

  • ADN

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate83.8%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$9,692

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate82.7%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$18,629

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate81.0%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$19,098

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
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate80.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$8,560

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN

West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown

Morgantown, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate79.2%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$16,767

Programs offered

  • ADN

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate76.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$18,233

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
  • LPN to ADN

Salem International University

Salem, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate41.9%
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$22,810

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Academy of Careers and Technology

Beckley, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$5,984

Programs offered

  • LPN

American Public University System

Charles Town, WV
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$11,470

Programs offered

  • BSN

B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing

Glen Dale, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not for Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$4,404

Programs offered

  • LPN

Cabell County Career Technology Center

Huntington, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$2,154

Programs offered

  • LPN

Fayette Institute of Technology

Oak Hill, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$2,553

Programs offered

  • LPN

Fred W Eberle Technical Center

Buckhannon, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$5,537

Programs offered

  • LPN

Garnet Career Center

Charleston, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$4,523

Programs offered

  • LPN

James Rumsey Technical Institute

Martinsburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$14,765

Programs offered

  • LPN

John D Rockefeller IV Career Center

New Cumberland, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$9,471

Programs offered

  • LPN

Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

South Charleston, WV
Campus size
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN

Mercer County Technical Education Center

Princeton, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$6,024

Programs offered

  • LPN

Mineral County Vocational Technical Center

Keyser, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$2,036

Programs offered

  • LPN

Monongalia County Technical Education Center

Morgantown, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$7,075

Programs offered

  • LPN

New River Community and Technical College

Beaver, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$3,730

Programs offered

  • LPN

Putnam Career and Technical Center

Eleanor, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)($1,615)

Programs offered

  • LPN

Roane-Jackson Technical Center

Leroy, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$840

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • BSN

United Technical Center

Clarksburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$5,110

Programs offered

  • LPN

Wood County School of Practical Nursing

Parkersburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$3,169

Programs offered

  • LPN

Glenville State College

Glenville, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$12,048

Programs offered

  • BSN

Mountain State College

Parkersburg, WV
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For Profit
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)$15,697

Programs offered

  • BSN

McDowell County Career and Technical Center

Welch, WV
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN

St. Mary's Medical Center

Huntington, WV
Campus size
College Type
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • ADN

Greenbrier County School of Practical Nursing

Lewisburg, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN

Logan Mingo School of Practical Nursing

Logan, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN

Mingo County Vocational Center

Delbarton, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN

Randolph County Vocational Center

Elkins, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN

Summers County Career Center

Hinton, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN

Wyoming County Vocational Technical Center

Pineville, WV
Campus size
College TypePublic
NCLEX RN Passrate-
NCLEX PN Passrate-
Cost per annum (net price)

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following instructions 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