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Western Nevada College (WNC)

2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV

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Western Nevada College is also known as WNC, a community college that serves more than 5,000 students in a year. It offers 2 year, 4 years and PG courses for the community living in Northwest Nevada. The college has its main branch in Carson City, Nevada. Branches are located at Fallon and Mindens.

The college offers various associate degrees, certificate programs and many career building programs. Courses offered at WNC include ones on information technology, law, criminal justice, musical theatre amongst many others. Thus WNC offers the opportunity to choose from diverse career options or prepare for a university education ahead.

The college also offers specialized industrial training suited and optimized for those serving in an industry. Such programs are customized to suit time and location that are most convenient to the employees. Examples of such courses are bookkeeping, CCNA, Microsoft certifications etc.

WNC also reaches remote corners of the country and thus offers opportunities of getting quality education through its online course and distant learning programs.

It offers an attractive student teacher ratio, small class sizes and the opportunity of getting personalized career counseling.

Western Nevada College has an academic calendar that is semester based. Fees in 2012-2013 for in state candidates were $2700 and out of state tuition fees were $9345. It has 40:60, male-female ratio and an excellent demographic mix of students.

Western Nevada College is a great place to start your college at a fraction of the cost that you would be paying for university level education. With friendly teachers and the benefit of small classes, you really get more value for the money you are paying in the form of personalized attention and one on one interaction with the faculty.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $15 application fee for those applying to a program. 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships74%$4,151
Receiving Student Loans12%$5,119
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Western Nevada College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Nevada, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 WNCCarson CityNevada
Graduation Rate19.3%-30.6%
Transfer-out Rate25.2%-20.0%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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Programs Offered

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 Western Nevada 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

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    75%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    20:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $3,536