West Coast University

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Hello All,

I am thinking of starting WCU next year, but trying to knock off my pre reqs. I heard this school is extremely expensive and their passing rate is very low compared to other nursing programs. Is anyone going to the school and currently in the program?

Once I start the program, I am going to quit my job to focus on school but still worried about passing. :(

thanks alot

Very expensive, but great school. Not too low of a passing rate actually. It's actually pretty good

Have you attended to that school, or know of anyone who did?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Have you attended to that school, or know of anyone who did?
I am in Texas. One of my former coworkers graduated from West Coast University in the greater Los Angeles area back in 2009 but could not find a job anywhere as a new grad in southern CA, even with several years of previous LVN experience.

So she relocated to Texas with $100,000 worth of student loan debt accrued from financing the BSN program at WCU in addition to previously completing the LVN program at their sister campus, American Career College. She found a job here in Texas, but now she's in an undesirable situation of repaying that staggering student loan debt on Texas wages, which tend to be lower than southern CA pay rates.

It is a very good school, fast pace, and you must stay on top of the courses!! I don't suggest you work, yes the tuition is extremely expensive! Are you in Dallas or California? There are several other post on this school, post your questions and I will gladly answer them. I have friends in several classes here and they love it!!

I'm going to attend the Los Angeles campus (n. Hollywood). I will not be working, but My only worry is being able to pass all of my classes. 😣

If you have the money it's the fastest route. One of my friends went this route and has a $1700/month loan. She's currently working 2 jobs as an rn just to make ends meet. Add rent of $1500-2000 in pricey Los Angeles and that's almost 4k just in rent and loans. I was also considering going there but can't see myself paying $1700/month for the next 10 years on my school loan.

WCU is a great program. It is expensive, and the job market for new grads is tough period, no matter what school you attend.

WCU is a school you attend if you're 110% committed to nursing. Like I said before, it is expensive. But it's hard work.

For the life of me, I can't understand why anyone would pay anywhere from $100,000 to $132,000 to attend a "University" for a BSN. This is beyond stupidity and to be talking up a school because you chose to attend a highly overprice institution is despicable. From my understanding, the only people that chose this route are individuals with very poor grades who could not get into a reputable Nursing Program. The Community Colleges and State Universities in California have one of the lowest tuition rates in the US and yes, it is competitive to get into one of these programs, but the out of state option is still vastly superior to West Coast University outrageous Tuition/Fees.

For the life of me, I can't understand why anyone would pay anywhere from $100,000 to $132,000 to attend a "University" for a BSN. This is beyond stupidity and to be talking up a school because you chose to attend a highly overprice institution is despicable. From my understanding, the only people that chose this route are individuals with very poor grades who could not get into a reputable Nursing Program. The Community Colleges and State Universities in California have one of the lowest tuition rates in the US and yes, it is competitive to get into one of these programs, but the out of state option is still vastly superior to West Coast University outrageous Tuition/Fees.

Well.....if you can afford it, then you can. If you can't....you can't. Me personally, have a 3.8 sci based gpa, I'm not waiting on a comm college list for years, just for an associates certificate. I agree it's expensive to most. But great school, I say if you're dedicated and your finances permit, then go ahead.

mclennan, BSN, RN

Specializes in CCM, PHN. Has 8 years experience.

When I sat on a hiring committee recently, WCU grads went to the bottom of the applicant pile. We seriously questioned the judgment and decision making skills of anyone who would choose such an expensive, mediocre option for their education. We'd consider an applicant who worked their way up from CNA to LVN to ADN to BSN at local/community colleges over many years while gaining experience working in the field long before we'd consider anyone who just took on 6 figures in debt to do it the fast way.