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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||75%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$4,151|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$5,119|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- 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 1993)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) 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 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
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
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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