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The all-in cost of attending nursing school includes not only tuition fees but also books and supplies, room and board, and other living expenses. We profile below the educational expenses incurred at several of West Virginia’s nursing schools.

Wheeling Jesuit University
This university is the most expensive school in the entire state. For example, a 12-month full-time program will cost approximately $27,000 in tuition fees. Despite this hefty cost, Wheeling Jesuit’s bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program is among only eight percent of BSN programs nationwide to earn a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX. Upon successful graduation, students can apply for licensure to become registered nurses (RNs). The median annual income of a West Virginia RN is $54,000.

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology
This university, which also offers a BSN program, recently ranked #38 in AffordableSchools.net’s “Most Affordable Colleges with the Best Return.” WVU Tech offers many merit-based scholarships to reduce the financial burden for its students.

Monongalia County Technical Education Center
MTEC offers a licensed practical nursing (LPN) certificate program. Graduates may work as LPNs once they successfully pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure examination. Despite its low annual tuition cost of $2,370 for state residents, MTEC’s return on investment is high: the median annual salary of a West Virginia LPN is almost $34,000.

Below we’ve compiled a more extensive list of West Virginia nursing schools, ordered from the most expensive to the least expensive.

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Charleston

Garnet Career Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing (13-month program): tuition and fees $4,469, books and supplies $2,220, room and board $8,606
School Program Length Tuition & fees
Garnet Career Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 13 months $4,469

Other West Virginia cities

Fayette Institute of Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $5,669, books and supplies $2,017, room and board $5,112
Fred W Eberle Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $5,120, books and supplies $685
James Rumsey Technical Institute
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $5,034, books and supplies $1,966, room and board $14,400
Academy of Careers and Technology
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,715, books and supplies $1,015, room and board $8,400
Putnam Career & Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,466, books and supplies $1,679, room and board $14,400
Mineral County Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $4,300, books and supplies $1,050, room and board $6,384
Wood County School of Practical Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $3,645, books and supplies $1,415, room and board $4,992
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $3,352, books and supplies $1,887, room and board $6,000
Mercer County Technical Education Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $3,200, books and supplies $3,112, room and board $7,632
Roane-Jackson Technical Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $2,900, books and supplies $1,330, room and board $7,200
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing
Certificate in Practical Nursing (12-month program): tuition and fees $2,600, books and supplies $800, room and board $9,000
School Program Length Tuition & fees
Fayette Institute of Technology Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $5,669
Fred W Eberle Technical Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $5,120
James Rumsey Technical Institute Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $5,034
Academy of Careers and Technology Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $4,715
Putnam Career & Technical Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $4,466
Mineral County Technical Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $4,300
Wood County School of Practical Nursing Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $3,645
Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $3,352
Mercer County Technical Education Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $3,200
Roane-Jackson Technical Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $2,900
B M Spurr School of Practical Nursing Certificate in Practical Nursing 12 months $2,600