Truckee Meadows Community College, located in Reno, Nevada, was a branch of Western Nevada Community College until 1979 when it became an independent institution. The school serves Washoe County, primarily the Truckee Meadows area for which it is named. The school serves over 13,000 students annually through a variety of programs and services, including continuing education courses for professionals who need to refresh their education for licensure or certification renewal. Additionally, the school maintains a faculty of over 5000 which provides the backbone for the schools education and career training programs. The school is constantly updating programs and services to meet the needs of its growing enrollment and residents of its service area.
Students at Truckee Meadows Community College are able to choose between transfer and career training programs in order to pursue their personal and professional goals. Academic transfer programs complete the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost, followed by applying for transfer to colleges or universities in order to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer to public Nevada institutions is made easier through transfer agreements that facilitate the process if certain prerequisites are met. Transfer to private or out of state institutions will have separate requirements and it is suggested students meet with a counselor to discuss options.
Career training programs provide an education and training in a high demand field or industry that allows the student to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion for the purpose of long term employment. Students will participate in traditional and practical courses, with practical courses simulating real world environments and allowing for in depth skill development and training. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Truckee Meadows Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any student who is eighteen years of age or older or a high school graduate to enroll by completing the application for admission and paying all associated fees. Students are asked to provide standardized test scores and previous transcripts if available. New students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor and participate in new student orientation. Students may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need. Students will complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's need and their aid program eligibility when constructing their financial aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year and should be submitted in a timely fashion.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $10 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,600-$3,200
- Out-of-State: $9,300-$11,140
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $88-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $190-$220 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||74%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$3,988|
|Receiving Student Loans||8%||$5,869|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Truckee Meadows Community College may provide services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Nevada.
|Truckee Meadows Community College||Washoe County||Nevada|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1977)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2000)
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1999)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1991)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Nevada
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Truckee Meadows Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Truckee Meadows Community College.
- Western Nevada College in Carson City, NV (27 miles away)
- Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe, CA (46 miles away)
- Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA (78 miles away)
- Sierra College in Rocklin, CA (93 miles away)
- Folsom Lake College in Folsom, CA (96 miles away)